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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
Donna Chester, M.D.
2841 Debarr Rd
Ste.37
Anchorage AK 99508
907-279-2229
Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
617-732-4222
Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Suite 100
Newport Beach CA 92663
(949) 642-3606
Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Clinic Suite
Plano TX 75093
469-999-4519
Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
Suite 210
New Lenox IL 60451
815-463-3000
Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Suite 435
Leesburg VA 20176
703.858.5599
Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
8135712777
Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335

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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

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Ask A Doctor

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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Ross James VALONE DO.
Clive, IA
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)"


 Linda Diane RAILSBACK MD.
Des Moines, IA
Suggestion by linda powers : "This woman cares about the health of other women. She shares information with patients to help them make better decisions. AFter seven years of bad paps she finally tested me for HPV which I have....(Read More)"


 Johanna Bonde WHALEN MD.
Davenport, IA
Suggestion by Vicki : "She performed my hysterectomy 5 years ago. Had endometriosis--the pain had become debilitating. She's the only doctor out of several who truly listened. I've never felt better!...(Read More)"


 Richard M KISHIUE MD.
Bettendorf, IA
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)"


 Rita Kaye ARONSON MD.
Davenport, IA
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)"


 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)"


 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)"


 David Paul BENDER MD.
Iowa City, IA
Suggestion by grammy : "I was recently diagnosed with a form of uterine cancer that is relatively rare and was referred to Dr. Bender by my gyn. He and his entire staff were all very helpful and encouraging. He took the ti...(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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