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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Carbondale, 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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|Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
405 W Jackson St
Carbondale IL 62901
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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
| ||Gregory WOODFILL DO.|
New Lenox, IL
Suggestion by Autumn :
"Where do I start? There is so much good in this man. He has a kind heart. I have seen one other OBGYN in my life through my pregnancy and he didn't do his job (didn't test me for some group B strep st...(Read More)
| ||Angela INTILI MD.|
New Lenox, IL
Suggestion by MELISSA L :
"DR INTILI IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE DOCTOR. SHE DELIVERED MY SON. I WENT INTO LABOR ON CHRISTMAS SHE WAS ON CALL FOR MY DOCTOR. I FELT SO BAD BUT SHE WAS THERE WITH ME THE ENTIRE TIME. SHE WAS ALS...(Read More)
| ||Karen Arnell SANDERS MD.|
Suggestion by Cin Howard :
"Dr. Sanders is one of the most upfront compassionate doctors I have ever seen!! She also takes time with her patients(seeing her is not a rush in and out exam). She also is very well informed on th...(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)
| ||Saji JACOB MD.|
Suggestion by Sheryl :
"I recommend Dr. Jacob because he did an excellent job with my LAVH and Oopharectomy surgery. He is very friendly and explains whatever you ask of him. He visited me before my surgery to make sure th...(Read More)
| ||Mona GHOSH MD.|
Suggestion by Sunita :
"I love Dr. Mona Ghosh and would recommend her to anyone who is pregnant in the Schaumburg area. She went above and beyond a doctor's duty. She was very helpful kind and considerate during my entire h...(Read More)
| ||Edward Joseph STANFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Traci Phelps :
"Dr Stanford is absolutely wonderful! I was only 27 years old when I was told by several doctors in the Carbondale-Marion area that the ONLY way to fix my prolapsed uterus was to do a hysterectomy. I 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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