| Hysterectomy Resources for Elgin, IL |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Elgin, 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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Ask A Doctor
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
| ||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)
| ||Anthony James CARUSO MD.|
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"Dr. Caruso is a very patient thorough caring MD. He is currently treating me for Endo. & I recently had a LAVH & BSO that he performed. Dr. Caruso always has taken the time to explain everything t...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Wayne WHIGHTSEL MD.|
Suggestion by Tara F :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Whightsel for about 16 years and I can't say enough good about him. His bedside manner is great and he has always made me feel comfortable and he has a sense of humor. D...(Read More)
| ||Jose F BATTISTINI MD.|
Suggestion by Waynette Patterson :
"This Doctor is an amazing man. I would not have my children or my health if it were not for this man. He is incredible! After 5 miscarriages under another Doctors care I found this Doctor and gave bir...(Read More)
| ||Stuart C HEIMBURGER MD.|
Suggestion by Salam :
"Dr. Heimburger is awesome! I have been to so many gynecologists who don't address issues that are brought up during the routine exam. This was not the case with Dr. Heimburger! In fact he talked to m...(Read More)
| ||Ramon Guzman LOPEZ MD.|
Suggestion by stacy M :
"Caring attentivepatient. Great personality the best bedside manner I have ever experienced! Listens to what you have to say! Make you feel at eaze the moment he walks in the room....(Read More)
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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