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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
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
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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
| ||Michelle HOCKING MD.|
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by Sara :
"She is awesome! I went thru my second pregnancy with Gestational Diabetes and had c-section with her. As well as a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy as result from Adenocarcinoma In Situ right after the pr...(Read More)
| ||Steven BREAUX MD.|
Suggestion by misty :
"I didn't even know this doctor was in town but I am so pleased I accidentally found him! He was so respectful and pleasant and even sensitive to my needs. Will go back....(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Enrique Ramos BEDIA MD.|
Des Moines, IA
Suggestion by Peggy H :
"Dr. Bedia is a doctor who listens and seems to really care. knowlegable honest and kind. It was a bonus that he does the Divinci robot assited lap....(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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