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Hysterectomy Resources for Pella, IA

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Pella, 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 Pella, IA - Find More Doctors
Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
916-486-0411
Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 276
Atlanta GA 30342
4042558778
Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
847-981-3698
Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
(855) 75-OBGYN
Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
(312)654-1166
Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Clinic Suite
Plano TX 75093
469-999-4519
Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
717-531-6447
Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
828-670-5665

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Pella, IA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Pella Regional Health Center
404 Jefferson St
Pella IA 50219

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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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 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)"


 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)"


 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)"


 Jeffrey William BITTNER MD.
Ottumwa, IA
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)"


 Richard M KISHIUE MD.
Bettendorf, IA
Suggestion by Diane : "I highly recommend Dr. Kishiue. He is very attentive and really cares about your health. I haven't had a doctor that really listen to your concerns and doesn't treat you like a nut case....(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)"


 Carl Howard HAYS MD.
West Burlington, IA
Suggestion by Kelly G : "I have been going to Dr. Hays for over 20 years & he is the most caring compassionate Dr. I've ever had. I do a lot of research on procedures & I always have a lot of questions but he always answe...(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)"


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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