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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
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
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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
| ||Jason Allen REXROTH MD.|
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by JoLynne :
"I found Dr. Rexroth to be extremely knowledgeable before during and after my hysterectomy surgery. He was also very caring during my recovery and was available to answer any and all questions when a...(Read More)
| ||Dan GABRIELSON MD.|
Suggestion by Deb Allard :
"I am recommending Dr. Dan Gabrielson because he and his staff listen to me and my concerns have provided the best care of any Dr. I've ever had and genuinely made me feel at ease over the intimate is...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Ross James VALONE DO.|
Suggestion by Diane :
"I was sent to Dr. Valone for a second opinion. He recommended that I have an abdominal hysterectomy due to fibroids and abnormal bleeding. The surgery he performed was a sucess and there were no c...(Read More)
| ||Dean Michael SPARTZ MD.|
Sioux City, IA
Suggestion by Lisa :
"Dr. Spartz is a very compassionate doctor. He told me quite a few years ago that I had endometriosis & worked with me on controlling it. I had laser surgery 3 years before my hysterectomy because t...(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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