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Hysterectomy Resources for Cedar Rapids, IA

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Cedar Rapids, 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 Cedar Rapids, IA - Find More Doctors
Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
802-735-1252
Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
Suite 210
New Lenox IL 60451
815-463-3000
Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Suite 100
Newport Beach CA 92663
(949) 642-3606
Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
4043554885
Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
214-648-4747
David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Suite 300
Noblesville IN 46060
317-774-1200
James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Suite 109
Binghamton NY 13905
607-770-7074
John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Suite 104
Tacoma WA 98465
253-403-5432

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Cedar Rapids, IA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids
701 10th St SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52403
St. Luke's Methodist Hospital
1026 A Ave NE
Cedar Rapids IA 52402

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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

 Jerry Lee ROZEBOOM MD.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by Tracy V : "This doctor will perform the da vinci robotic hysterectomy....(Read More)"


 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)"


 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)"


 Johanna J ABERNATHY MD.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by Denise W : "I recommend Dr. Abernathy if you are dealing with anything female. She did a great job on my pelvic ultrasounds exams and uterine biopsies that I needed to confirm that I did indeed have endometria...(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)"


 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)"


 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)"


 Steven BREAUX MD.
IA
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)"


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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