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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.
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Doctors in or near Pella, IA - Find More Doctors
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
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Hospitals in or near Pella, IA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Pella Regional Health Center
404 Jefferson St
Pella IA 50219
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
| ||Michelle HOCKING MD.|
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by Sara :
"She is awesome! I went thru my second pregnancy with Gestational Diabetes and had c-section with her. As well as a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy as result from Adenocarcinoma In Situ right after the pr...(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)
| ||Rita Kaye ARONSON MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy M :
"Dr. Rita Aronson has an awesome bedside manner. I have always felt very comfortable in talking with her about anything. Dr. Aronson makes the time for you and will answer any and all questions you hav...(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)
| ||Amy NIEDERHAUSER MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle Heater :
"Dr. Amy was instrumental in diagnosing my gynecological problems. A previous doctor that I had seen for over 18 years ignored my symptoms to the point of my experiencing severe anemia. He didn't even...(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)
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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