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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
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|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
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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
| ||Dan GABRIELSON MD.|
Suggestion by Deb Allard :
"I am recommending Dr. Dan Gabrielson because he and his staff listen to me and my concerns have provided the best care of any Dr. I've ever had and genuinely made me feel at ease over the intimate is...(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)
| ||Heathers MARTHERS MD.|
Suggestion by Tammy Roth :
"Dr. Marthers performed my hysterectomy in March of 2006. I had only been her patient for one month coming to her after three years of frustration with my previous ob/gyn. The previous doctor had read...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Ross James VALONE DO.|
Suggestion by Diane :
"I was sent to Dr. Valone for a second opinion. He recommended that I have an abdominal hysterectomy due to fibroids and abnormal bleeding. The surgery he performed was a sucess and there were no c...(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)
| ||Brian WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Johnny H :
"Dr. Brian P. Wilson has been a great doctor for me. He explains the procedures very well and takes time for his patients. He is very friendly and comforting to his patience. His office staff is very f...(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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