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Hysterectomy Resources for Lake City, FL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Lake City, FL, 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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|Shands at Lake Shore
560 E Franklin St
Lake City FL 32055
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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
|Jennifer S HAYES DO.|
Suggestion by pharas :
"Dr. Hayes is the absolute best doctor!!! I actually look forward to my annual visits. :) She speaks with authority but is never condescending. She is gentle and personable. She creates a sacred space...(Read More)
|Tara Ann SOLOMON MD.|
Boca Raton, FL
Suggestion by E. Johnson :
"Just keep in mind Dr. Solomon is an OB/GYN as I tell my traumatic experience. In 2000 I was admitted to a local hospital as I had horrific abdominal pain and distension. I layed in the E.R. for 16...(Read More)
|Peter KHAMVONGSA MD.|
Suggestion by Jessica C :
"Dr. Peter Khamvongsa is an amazing Ob/Gyn. Absolutely wonderful in caring for his patients and the little bundle of joy in there tummies. He is there every step of the way comforting and helping you...(Read More)
| ||Ronald Ted ACKERMAN MD.|
West Palm Beach, FL
Suggestion by Jenelle A. :
"The office is well staffed and professional. Dr. Joshua Ackerman held a consultation performed and exam thena follow up consult iwithin the same visit. I felt secure knowing I was in good hands an...(Read More)
| ||Moises W LICHTINGER MD.|
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Suggestion by Cheryl :
"Dr. Lichtinger has a very calming manner . He performed a painfree endometrial biopsy on me and called to tell me the results were cancer. I did not freak out only because of the manner in which h...(Read More)
| ||Katharine Suzanne LUM MD.|
Vero Beach, FL
Suggestion by Laura Lee :
"She is my gyn. and is extremely kind and patient. Shealso performed a hysterectomy (total) on me and I couldn't be more pleased. She explained everything to me regarding the surgery including what...(Read More)
| ||Michael COYLE MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa.M :
"Dr. Coyle is one of the most caring doctors I know. He is very professional and through. I love the way he first of all listens and then educates. He handles his patients with care which you can te...(Read More)
| ||Robt Enwood ASHMORE MD.|
Suggestion by tdmsully :
"I can't say enough about my experience with Dr. Ashmore. He'd done my second D & C years before and I knew I needed a hysterectomy when I went back to see him but he still took the time to explain alt...(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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