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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
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
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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)
| ||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)
| ||Johanna Bonde WHALEN MD.|
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)
| ||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)
| ||Dean Michael SPARTZ MD.|
Sioux City, IA
Suggestion by Lisa :
"Dr. Spartz is a very compassionate doctor. He told me quite a few years ago that I had endometriosis & worked with me on controlling it. I had laser surgery 3 years before my hysterectomy because t...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Steven BREAUX MD.|
Suggestion by misty :
"I didn't even know this doctor was in town but I am so pleased I accidentally found him! He was so respectful and pleasant and even sensitive to my needs. Will go back....(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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