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Hysterectomy Resources for Chicago, IL

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Chicago, 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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Chicago, IL - Find More Doctors
Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
(312)654-1166

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Chicago, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
St. Joseph Hospital
2900 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago IL 60657
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
836 W Wellington Ave
Chicago IL 60657
Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago IL 60640
University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System
5841 S Maryland
Chicago IL 60637
Resurrection Medical Center
7435 W Talcott Ave
Chicago IL 60631
Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 N California Ave
Chicago IL 60625
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
2525 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60616
Children's Memorial Medical Center
2300 Children's Plaza
Chicago IL 60614
Thorek Hospital & Medical Center
850 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago IL 60613
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
1740 W Taylor St Ste 1400 M/C 693
Chicago IL 60612
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago IL 60612
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago IL 60611

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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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Fariha DIPASQUALE MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by Shari : "Dr. Dipasquale has explained more about my condition to me than any other OB\GYN has done in years!! Very easy to talk with and she listens!!...(Read More)"


 Jacob ROTMENSCH MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by Natalie : "Dr. Rotmensch is a Gynecological Oncologist who performed a hysterectomy and BSO on me. He determined that I had ovarian cancer stage III and optimally debulked me. After my surgery I found ano...(Read More)"


 Carlos Alberto ROTMAN MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by Silvia : "Dr. Rotman is one of the few in world who can do a tubal reversal laparoscopically and he has the BEST academically published success rate in the world! On top of that he's such a wonderful guy so...(Read More)"


 Robert Thomas KUS MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by Still-Me47 : "I've been with him 27yrs.I think right out of medical school he has the best bedside manners I've ever seen. He cares about his patients. He answers all his call personally you never feel rushed ....(Read More)"


 Lauren Francia STREICHER MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by B. Seleski : "She is excellent in listening to you & does everything that she can to meet your needs. She is also affiliated with a top hospital so she is experienced with all of the latest trial techniques & sta...(Read More)"


 Nadine Elise BOLGER MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by Jennifer : "Dr. Bolger is wonderfully patient and always takes the time to answer any questions I may have no matter how trivial they might seem to me. Having had several different doctors in her specialty as a...(Read More)"


 Gina Rae WEHRMANN MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by Chris : "Excellent physician who spends time with patients and is very personable....(Read More)"


 Susan Ching TSAI MD.
Chicago, IL
Suggestion by Wanda : "Dr. Tsai is an excellent physician. A hysterotomy is a very sensitive matter. Dr. Tsai took the time to throughly explain everything to me. She makes sure she explains everything in a way that you...(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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