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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Richard M KISHIUE MD.|
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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
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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