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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
David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Suite 300
Noblesville IN 46060
317-774-1200
Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
4043554885
Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
940-591-6700
Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
(407) 303-4573
Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Bldg A
Columbus OH 43214
(614) 583-5552
Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
8135712777
Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Suite 109
Binghamton NY 13905
607-770-7074

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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

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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

 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)"


 Joseph Paul BERGER MD.
Dubuque, IA
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)"


 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 Bonde WHALEN MD.
Davenport, IA
Suggestion by Vicki : "She performed my hysterectomy 5 years ago. Had endometriosis--the pain had become debilitating. She's the only doctor out of several who truly listened. I've never felt better!...(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)"


 Carolyn Kline MARTIN MD.
Davenport, IA
Suggestion by Crystal : "I have been to almost every OB/GYN in the Quad Cities. Dr. Martin is the only doctor who I have found who not only listens to her patients but does everything in her power to help them. Dr. Martin...(Read More)"


 Mona ALQULALI MD.
IA
Suggestion by maggie fuller : "The BEST! Beats doctors in much larger communities. Highly recommended....(Read More)"


 Theodore Vincent HAAS MD.
Ottumwa, IA
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)"


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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