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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
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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
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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
| ||Elizabeth WALZ-BUSCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Allison :
"Beth Buscher is an amazingly warm understanding informative ob/gyn. I originally saw her for prenatal care. She was extemely helpful and took lots of time to talk and explain everything. I was very...(Read More)
| ||Shamim Yakub PATEL MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"She is just wonderful. I did not have a baby with her but saw her after. She has a wonderful bedside manner. She answers all your questions and even ones you would not ask. I am about to have...(Read More)
| ||Nadine Elise BOLGER MD.|
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)
| ||Robert Thomas KUS MD.|
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)
| ||Megan Elizabeth APP MD.|
Suggestion by cerulean :
"Dr. Megan App performed my hysterectomy ( I had a TVH) recently. She was very gentle informative patient knowledgeable and helpful through every stage of the process. I would highly recommend her...(Read More)
| ||Adrienne Louise RAY MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra N :
"Dr Ray is very caring knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She takes the time to listen & try to resolve your medical problems. Great physician!...(Read More)
| ||Barbara SOLTES MD.|
Suggestion by Margie Teresi :
"I was so happy to have found Dr. Soltes. After my total hysterectomy I was in a terrible way. I had the hysterectomy for endometreosis and for 6 weeks post surgery I was not on any hormome replaceme...(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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