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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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Elgin, IL - Find More Doctors
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
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Hospitals in or near Elgin, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
934 Center St
Elgin IL 60120
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
| ||Gregory WOODFILL DO.|
New Lenox, IL
Suggestion by Autumn :
"Where do I start? There is so much good in this man. He has a kind heart. I have seen one other OBGYN in my life through my pregnancy and he didn't do his job (didn't test me for some group B strep st...(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)
| ||Lawrence V GRATKINS MD.|
Suggestion by Michele Shepherd :
"Dr. Gratkins is the best doctor that I have ever had. I had 2 high risk pregnancies one in 1997 and the other in 2004. He has always been very helpful and is willing to answer any questions that...(Read More)
| ||Padmavathi V PAGADALA MD.|
Suggestion by Stacy :
"Dr. Pagadalla made the switch from my family doctor of many years to an ob/gyn very easy for me. She is very understanding explains things in detail and answers all your questions to your satisfac...(Read More)
| ||Sheri Lynn CATLIN MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by Bridget L :
"She saved my life! I was bleeding to death and she stepped into a bad situation and took me over as her patient and fixed what my first dr messed up! I owe her my life! Not only is she my dr but she h...(Read More)
| ||Cheryl PARADIS MD.|
Suggestion by Kim P :
"I highly recommend Dr. Cheryl Paradis because of her wonderful bedside manner and her experience and knowledge. She is beautiful both inside and out cheerful comforting friendly trustworthy expe...(Read More)
| ||Tracy Ann BOCHANTIN MD.|
Suggestion by Angie Edgcomb :
"I found Dr. Bochantin after 10 years of suffering with horrible problems related to my "female parts". I waited for 2 hours in her waiting room but it was SO worth the wait. She spent 45 minutes w...(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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