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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.
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Doctors in or near Ames, IA - Find More Doctors
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
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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
| ||Robert OCONNOR DO.|
Fort Dodge, IA
Suggestion by C.J. King :
"Dr. O'Connor has a great beside manner. He is the Dr. who recommended and performed my hysterectomy. He was very informative and never once made me feel uncomfortable. He has been the best Dr. I have...(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)
| ||Richard M KISHIUE MD.|
Suggestion by Diane :
"I highly recommend Dr. Kishiue. He is very attentive and really cares about your health. I haven't had a doctor that really listen to your concerns and doesn't treat you like a nut case....(Read More)
| ||Joseph Paul BERGER MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra Plumley :
"7almost 8 yrs. ago I had a 102 lb. endometrial tumor removed from my uterus along with a complete hysterectomy. I had not seen any Dr. in 10 yrs. Dr. Joe made me feel so comfortable assuring me that...(Read More)
| ||Dennis P DORNBIER DO.|
West Des Moines, IA
Suggestion by snshine123 :
"Dr. Dornbier really take the time to get to know his patients. He has a wonderful bedside manner and will call to see how the patient (s) are doing. He doesn't leave that up to a nurse. I wish I wo...(Read More)
| ||Rita Kaye ARONSON MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy M :
"Dr. Rita Aronson has an awesome bedside manner. I have always felt very comfortable in talking with her about anything. Dr. Aronson makes the time for you and will answer any and all questions you hav...(Read More)
| ||Heathers MARTHERS MD.|
Suggestion by Tammy Roth :
"Dr. Marthers performed my hysterectomy in March of 2006. I had only been her patient for one month coming to her after three years of frustration with my previous ob/gyn. The previous doctor had read...(Read More)
| ||Carolyn Kline MARTIN MD.|
Suggestion by Crystal :
"I have been to almost every OB/GYN in the Quad Cities. Dr. Martin is the only doctor who I have found who not only listens to her patients but does everything in her power to help them. Dr. Martin...(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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