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Hysterectomy Resources for Decatur, IL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Decatur, 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 Decatur, IL - Find More Doctors
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
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Hospitals in or near Decatur, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Decatur Memorial Hospital
2300 N Edward St
Decatur IL 62526
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
| ||Anthony AMIEWALAN MD.|
Suggestion by Shanon Brown :
"I went to Dr. Amiewalan to get a second opinion about pain that I experienced during menstruation. He listened to me took measures to find out the cause and explained things very well. I ended up ha...(Read More)
| ||Michael SMITH MD.|
Suggestion by Nicol :
"He is the best doctor I found science the last doctor I loved retired. He has great bed side manor and is always looking for the best fix for his patients not just a quick fix. He also preformed my hy...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey N JONES MD.|
Suggestion by donna :
"I was referred to Dr Jones after having an abnormal pap test. Dr Jones advised me of my options and then LISTENED TO MY preferences. After careful consideration he performed a total hysterectomy l...(Read More)
| ||Purani ARUMUGAM MD.|
Suggestion by Margaret Kress :
"I first met Dr. Purani when I attended an appointment with a friend. She was so compassionate and understanding I knew I had to become her patient too. Being a female herself she truely understands i...(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)
| ||Carolyn MILLS MD.|
Suggestion by Laurel H. :
"She is a very caring doctor who listens and remembers things about you and what you say. She has a great bed side manner explaining what is going on. She trully loves her job and the women she serve...(Read More)
| ||Tommy Lynn WEST MD.|
Suggestion by Susan Garoutte :
"Dr. West currently does only gynecological care for women but he's the greatest in my book. He's a very gentle and compassionate doctor and explains everything in detail. He's the only dr. in at leas...(Read More)
| ||Andrew GUZMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa Lee :
"Dr. Guzman is a very kind hearted man. I was very upset about having a hysterectomy but he really helped me to see everything He is a compassionate Dr. who talked to me on a personal level He real...(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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