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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Waterloo, 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.
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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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|Allen Memorial Hospital
1825 Logan Ave
Waterloo IA 50703
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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:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||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)
| ||Carolyn Kline MARTIN MD.|
Suggestion by Crystal :
"I have been to almost every OB/GYN in the Quad Cities. Dr. Martin is the only doctor who I have found who not only listens to her patients but does everything in her power to help them. Dr. Martin...(Read More)
| ||Johanna J ABERNATHY MD.|
Cedar Rapids, IA
Suggestion by Denise W :
"I recommend Dr. Abernathy if you are dealing with anything female. She did a great job on my pelvic ultrasounds exams and uterine biopsies that I needed to confirm that I did indeed have endometria...(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)
| ||Jeffrey William BITTNER MD.|
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)
| ||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)
| ||Susan COLEMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie :
"I would like to recommend Dr. Coleman because I believe that she is very honest caring and very good at what she does. She's very down to earth and explains things so that you understand. My husba...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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