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Hysterectomy Resources for Ames, IA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Ames, IA, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Ames, IA - Find More Doctors
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Ames, IA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Ave
Ames IA 50010
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
| ||Jeffrey William BITTNER MD.|
Suggestion by Lara V :
"Dr. Bittner was very caring and understanding. I had seen 4 other Dr's and 3 other OBGYNs before him and they all had the same thing to say "I don't know what to tell you". At my very first appointme...(Read More)
| ||Theodore Vincent HAAS MD.|
Suggestion by brenda n :
"He has a great bedside manner. Listens to what you have to say. Doesn't argue with you about what dicission you make about your treatment. Gives you all options available for treatment you may need. I...(Read More)
| ||Brian WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Johnny H :
"Dr. Brian P. Wilson has been a great doctor for me. He explains the procedures very well and takes time for his patients. He is very friendly and comforting to his patience. His office staff is very f...(Read More)
| ||Carl Howard HAYS MD.|
West Burlington, IA
Suggestion by Kelly G :
"I have been going to Dr. Hays for over 20 years & he is the most caring compassionate Dr. I've ever had. I do a lot of research on procedures & I always have a lot of questions but he always answe...(Read More)
| ||Gerald Gale BARKER MD.|
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by Patricia :
"Doctor Barker is wonderful. He did my tubla for me in 2004. After numerous female problems I went back to him and found out I have a prolasped uterus with the vaginal...(Read More)
| ||Amy NIEDERHAUSER MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle Heater :
"Dr. Amy was instrumental in diagnosing my gynecological problems. A previous doctor that I had seen for over 18 years ignored my symptoms to the point of my experiencing severe anemia. He didn't even...(Read More)
| ||Sunny Hui ZHANG MD.|
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by Kristi :
"In 2008 I had some uterine cancer concerns. Dr. Zhang OB GYN surgeon was wonderful working with my family physician. She explained my options very clearly communicated often with my oncologist. Dr....(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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