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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Jonesboro, 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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|St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center
225 E Jackson Ave
Jonesboro AR 72401
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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
| ||Norbert William DELACEY MD.|
Suggestion by Janet Beck :
"Dr. DeLacey is always very thorough and speaks in terms that an average person can understand! He never seems to tire of your questions and actually answered several questions I hadn't even thought a...(Read More)
| ||Charles Lawrence BARKER MD.|
Suggestion by Amy :
"This doctor sits down and explains things to you. He tells you why he came to such conclusions that he has and he takes every precaution needed and then some when dealing with the surgery stuff. He a...(Read More)
| ||Lawrence SCHMITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Melinda :
"Dr. Schmitz is an amazing doctor!! I received a diagnoses that meant I would have to have a hysterectomy. Upon mine & my husbands first visit to discuss options Dr. Schmitz was very open about all op...(Read More)
| ||James Todd HANNAH MD.|
Suggestion by Kristi Howard :
"I originally went to see Dr. Hannah for an ovarian mass that was found by my general doctor. He is a very kind compassionate and thorough doctor. During the surgery they ended up finding borderlin...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Stephen Frank LEFLER MD.|
Suggestion by Sloan D :
"Dr. Lefler has been a coworker and friend for many years as well as my doctor. He treats me with respect and understands the extra implications of taking care of someone who is a friend and coworker...(Read More)
| ||Holly Dawn COCKRUM MD.|
North Little Rock, AR
Suggestion by cindy :
"Dr. Cockrum is the best doctor I have ever had in my 35 yrs. She performed a hysterectomy on 11/22/06. I had major anxiety about the surgery and she helped with that. I am not even quite 3 months out...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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