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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.
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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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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
| ||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)
| ||Jeffrey William BITTNER MD.|
Suggestion by Lara V :
"Dr. Bittner was very caring and understanding. I had seen 4 other Dr's and 3 other OBGYNs before him and they all had the same thing to say "I don't know what to tell you". At my very first appointme...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Christopher C JOHNSON MD.|
Red Oak, IA
Suggestion by Kina Bean :
"My teenage daughter and I both see Dr. Johnson for different conditions. I find him to be very knowledgable and equally as important very personable. He seems to genuinely care about the well being...(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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