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Hysterectomy Resources for Carbondale, IL
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
| ||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)
| ||Shai Jun NYI MD.|
Suggestion by coachjunkie :
"He's down to earth doesn't beat around the bush. Straight forward and tells you like it is. He has cared for me pre-hysterectomy and since. I really like him and won't change....(Read More)
| ||Susan Michele LUPO MD.|
Park Ridge, IL
Suggestion by Michele F :
"Dr. Lupo has been my doctor for the past 15 years. She performed my fibroidectomy and my hysterectomy. I have found her to be an excellent surgeon and is also very warm and understanding. Also w...(Read More)
| ||Francisco J GARCINI MD.|
Suggestion by Mandy :
"I have suffered with pelvic pain for years with no relief. I was referred to Dr. Garcini by a nurse in the Recovery room at Silver Cross Hospital. I had just had yet another unsuccessful surgery for m...(Read More)
| ||David John SCHLEICHER MD.|
Suggestion by Miriam :
"Dr. Schleicher is wonderful because he actually listened and heard what I had to say. He also was very patient and answered all of my questions regarding my hysterectomy. I would definitely recommend...(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)
| ||Heather Ann CUSHING MD.|
Glen Ellyn, IL
Suggestion by tazdevil67 :
"I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in 2003. I ended up having a TAH in January 2007 but kept my ovaries. Dr Cushing took the time to explain to me why I needed a hysterectomy. She answered all my q...(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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