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Hysterectomy Resources for Iowa City, IA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, IA - Find More Doctors
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA 30342
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Iowa City, IA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Mercy Hospital-Iowa City
500 E Market St
Iowa City IA 52245
|University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City IA 52242
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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
| ||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)
| ||Susan COLEMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie :
"I would like to recommend Dr. Coleman because I believe that she is very honest caring and very good at what she does. She's very down to earth and explains things so that you understand. My husba...(Read More)
| ||Heathers MARTHERS MD.|
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)
| ||Theodore Vincent HAAS MD.|
Suggestion by brenda n :
"He has a great bedside manner. Listens to what you have to say. Doesn't argue with you about what dicission you make about your treatment. Gives you all options available for treatment you may need. I...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Joseph Paul BERGER MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra Plumley :
"7almost 8 yrs. ago I had a 102 lb. endometrial tumor removed from my uterus along with a complete hysterectomy. I had not seen any Dr. in 10 yrs. Dr. Joe made me feel so comfortable assuring me that...(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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