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Hysterectomy Resources for Des Moines, IA

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, IA - Find More Doctors
Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 276
Atlanta GA 30342
4042558778
Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
2129881444
Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Bldg A
Columbus OH 43214
(614) 583-5552
Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
(312)654-1166
Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
469-800-2240
Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
651-600-3035
David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Suite 300
Noblesville IN 46060
317-774-1200
Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Suite 30
Louisville KY 40207
502-891-8700

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Des Moines, IA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines IA 50314
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines IA 50309

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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

 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)"


 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)"


 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)"


 Dennis P DORNBIER DO.
West Des Moines, IA
Suggestion by snshine123 : "Dr. Dornbier really take the time to get to know his patients. He has a wonderful bedside manner and will call to see how the patient (s) are doing. He doesn't leave that up to a nurse. I wish I wo...(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)"


 Dan GABRIELSON MD.
IA
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)"


 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)"


 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)"


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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