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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Arlington Heights, IL, 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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|Northwest Community Healthcare
800 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights IL 60005
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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
| ||Kimberley DAREY MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara :
"I saw Dr Darey for my annual visit. At the time I was with another doctor in the practice who was on leave. She was very friendly and quickly put me at ease. I had some symptoms that I was not al...(Read More)
| ||Richard Edward FIELD MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy :
"He was direct and to the point. He held eye contact when talking. Honest. Listens. Got my sense of humor. Was recommended by another Doctor as well as being the preferred Doctor of my co-workers a...(Read More)
| ||Robert William PIMENTEL MD.|
Suggestion by Sherri V :
"Dr. Pimentel performed a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and was phenomonal in his pre- and post-op care. He spent as much time during my pre-op appointment as I needed to answer all of my questions. H...(Read More)
| ||Peter M DELNEKY MD.|
Suggestion by Renee Gillen :
"Sometimes affectionately known as DStork!! Wonderful and compassionate who goes to the ends (and sometimes beyond) to help a patient through what was the most difficult time in my life. I now have t...(Read More)
| ||David Gene MOORE MD.|
Suggestion by Julie W :
"I was referred to Dr. Moore by my G.P. for gynaecological problems that have resulted in a hysterectomy and extensive prolapse surgery. Dr. Moore has to be one of the most thorough Doctors I have e...(Read More)
| ||Russell Isam KHATER MD.|
Suggestion by Christine W :
"Dr R. Khater is the most amazing Dr I have ever been to. Most times you either get a good Dr OR a compationate one. This man has compassion knowledge listening skills and even if I moved I would...(Read More)
| ||Padmavathi V PAGADALA MD.|
Suggestion by Stacy :
"Dr. Pagadalla made the switch from my family doctor of many years to an ob/gyn very easy for me. She is very understanding explains things in detail and answers all your questions to your satisfac...(Read More)
| ||Degaulle HAILE MD.|
Suggestion by Tara :
"Dr. Haile is the most personable Obgyn I have ever been to. He actually wanted to know what I had to say and how I thought he could help me. I found out that I needed a TVH and he explained things 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.
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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