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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
Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
Suite A
St. Charles IL 60175
(630) 513-9160
Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
Natalya Danilyants, M.D.
3206 Tower Oaks Blvd, Suite 200
Rockville MD 20852
888.787.4379
Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
214-648-4747
Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
727-540-0414
Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Suite C
Wayne NJ 07450
2019577220
Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
Suite 205
North Chelmsford MA 01863
978-459-8300
Quanita Crable, M.D.
8160 Walnut Hill Lane
Ste. LL-001
Dallas TX 75231
(469)364-3764
Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
(470) 312-3696

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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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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

 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)"


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


 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)"


 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)"


 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)"


 Heathers MARTHERS MD.
Washington, IA
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)"


 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)"


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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