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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
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|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
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
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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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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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