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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Barrington, 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.
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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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|Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
450 W Hwy 22
Barrington IL 60010
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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
| ||Julie Christine DOHR MD.|
Suggestion by Jaimie :
"Dr. Dohr has changed my life. I have suffered cysts and pain for years and she is the first to take the initiative to do surgery and see what was going on. She found endometriosis and I will soon ha...(Read More)
| ||Randy Ray ZIMMERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Karen C :
"I recommend Dr. Zimmerman due to his down-to-earth and kind nature. He is a true professional who performed my hysterectomy. During my first appointment he answered every question before I had to ev...(Read More)
| ||Patrick Edward POZZI MD.|
Elk Grove Village, IL
Suggestion by RH :
"It is with highest regards that I recommend Dr. Patrick Pozzi to women facing pain related to uterine conditions. I am a 35 year old woman who has spent the past 15 years suffering excruciating pain...(Read More)
| ||Tracy Ann BOCHANTIN MD.|
Suggestion by Angie Edgcomb :
"I found Dr. Bochantin after 10 years of suffering with horrible problems related to my "female parts". I waited for 2 hours in her waiting room but it was SO worth the wait. She spent 45 minutes w...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Sheri Lynn CATLIN MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by Bridget L :
"She saved my life! I was bleeding to death and she stepped into a bad situation and took me over as her patient and fixed what my first dr messed up! I owe her my life! Not only is she my dr but she h...(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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