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Hysterectomy Resources for Fort Smith, AR
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Fort Smith, AR, this page will provide added resources for your quest. Read on for specific local information about hysterectomy, surgery options, doctors, hospitals, patient testimonies and more from HysterSisters.com members.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, otherwise known as the womb. Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore options for discussions with your personal surgeon.
Read more about hysterectomy.
Most importantly, if you have been told you need a hysterectomy and you have explored the alternative treatments for your diagnosis, there is important information you need to know.
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Doctors in or near Fort Smith, AR - Find More Doctors
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
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Hospitals in or near Fort Smith, AR - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Sparks Regional Medical Center
1311 South I St
Fort Smith AR 72901
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
Your first decision - What type of hysterectomy is best for you?
Different types of hysterectomy are tailored to a specific set of health needs and surgeon skills. With today's advancing technology and experienced surgeons, most women are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery typically allows for faster recovery and fewer complications. Vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and robotic hysterectomy are examples of minimally invasive hysterectomy options.
Ask your surgeon: Am I a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy? If the answer is no, ask "Why not?". Seek a second opinion of a specialized GYN surgeon for additional surgery options.
Read more about the different hysterectomy types:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Don Robert PHILLIPS MD.|
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by Amber H :
"Dr. Don Phillips is a "total package" physician. He is not only incredibly knowledgable in his field but he is the most compassionate and caring doctor I have ever met. I have been an infertility pat...(Read More)
| ||Jeanmarie HOUSEHOLDER MD.|
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by KJM :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Householder for several years. In addition to taking the time to talk to you in detail about any medical issues you have she treats the whole patient. Inquiring as to...(Read More)
| ||Stephen Edgardo TORRES MD.|
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by gordonk :
"Fabulous. I called him my Dr Prince Charming. Office visits were never rushed. He was genuinely kind and took time to explain details. Surgery was great (if such can be the case). He indulged m...(Read More)
| ||Casey Earl LAWS DO.|
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by Lindsay :
"I have seen several OB/GYNs and Dr Laws is definitely the best. He and his staff have really taken the time to be there for me during my infertility struggles. He is a caring competent doctor who alw...(Read More)
| ||Melissa C RAINWATER MD.|
Fort Smith, AR
Suggestion by Tammy :
"Dr. Rainwater is my OBGYN. She did my hysterectomy in September of 2008. She is very cheerful always has a smile when I have seen her greet someone even in the halls. She has answered my many que...(Read More)
| ||Debra LAWRENCE MD.|
Suggestion by April :
"She is an absolutely wonderful doctor and beautiful person. She just performed surgery on me and right before she said a beautiful prayer for me. Also the surgery could not have gone more smoothly....(Read More)
| ||Shannon CASE MD.|
Suggestion by Ashlea :
"Dr. Case is a WONDERFUL and very concerned doctor! She takes the time to listen to your concerns and goes above and beyond. Her patients health and well being are important to her!...(Read More)
HysterSisters Recommends Get a Second Opinion
Get a Second Opinion - ALWAYS!
HysterSisters recommends that you get more than one opinion when your doctor suggests a hysterectomy. You may have a trustful long-standing history with your doctor and feel horrified that we suggest such a thing! This isn't a slap in the face for your personal physician but a smart thing for every patient to do.
Set up an appointment with a different surgeon in a different practice and even perhaps in a different town. Take your records with you but also ask for an exam. Ask if the first recommendation is appropriate. Ask for alternative suggestions.
Get a third opinion. You might find the third suggests an even less invasive solution or an alternative treatment to completely avoid surgery.
The key is for you, the patient, to get all the information you can before you agree to surgery. You cannot change your mind once the surgery is done. There are no money back guarantees if the surgery is not the cure for your problem. Be smart. Do your homework.
Read more about getting a second opinion: Give Me A Second.
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