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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
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
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|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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Christy WALKER MD.|
Pine Bluff, AR
Suggestion by Denise :
"She is a wonderful new MD in the area who is compassionate and treats her patients holistically. She also offers tubal procedures in her office that cuts down on the anxiety of going to the hospital...(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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