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Hysterectomy Resources for Flagstaff, AZ
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Flagstaff, AZ, 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 Flagstaff, AZ - Find More Doctors
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
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Hospitals in or near Flagstaff, AZ - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Flagstaff Medical Center
1200 N Beaver St
Flagstaff AZ 86001
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
|Shelly R MESSER MD.|
Suggestion by susan :
"Great OBGYN doctor! Very good listener and answered all of our questions. We would recommmend this doctor....(Read More)
|Richard DEMIR MD.|
Suggestion by Pat T :
"I went to Dr. Demir with health problems related to a large fibroid tumor on my uterus. Dr. Demir performed a laproscopic hysterectomy. The tumor was nearly 2 lbs. He saw me the next morning to let me...(Read More)
|Scott CRAWFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Megan C :
"Dr. Crawford helped me so much- I had endometriosis and eventually had 6 surgeries including a hysterectomy and oopherectomy. He is a highly skilled surgeon as well as a caring doctor. He listened...(Read More)
| ||Sheetal KALE MD.|
Suggestion by Charli P :
"Hello. My name is Charli and I recommend using Dr. Sheetal Kale for OB/GYN services in Gilbert Arizona with Drs. Goodman & Partridge Group. Dr. Kale (pronounced Cal-a) is warm patient...(Read More)
| ||Ivor BENJAMIN MD.|
Suggestion by Lori Clark :
"Ivor Benjamin is a very compassionate man who is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology for St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona. He is a very personable doctor with a great be...(Read More)
| ||Mary-Helene BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy Daugherty :
"I have been a patient of this doctor for over 10 years. She delivered my two youngest children. It's a lot easier talking to a woman doctor about a womens body. When I was pregnant and about to delive...(Read More)
| ||Steven Garth NELSON MD.|
Suggestion by Natalie :
"I have been in Dr. Nelson's care for over 10 years and he has gotten me through trying to conceive and delivered two pregnancies. I can say that he and his team at Camelback Women's Health are a grea...(Read More)
| ||Catherine M WESTERBAND MD.|
Suggestion by Rose :
"I met Dr. Catherine Westerband two years ago when she delivered my granddaughter. My daughter had been in labor for many hours and Dr. Westerband gave her a final 15 minutes before she would interve...(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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