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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.
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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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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
| ||Russell Isam KHATER MD.|
Suggestion by Christine W :
"Dr R. Khater is the most amazing Dr I have ever been to. Most times you either get a good Dr OR a compationate one. This man has compassion knowledge listening skills and even if I moved I would...(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)
| ||Dianne L GIAMMETTA MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"Dr. Giammetta has been very helpful to me and answered all the questions I have asked even when she thought I was driving myself crazy asking questions I really didnt need to worry about for one reaso...(Read More)
| ||Timothy J DURKEE MD.|
Suggestion by Sharon L :
"Dr. Durkee is a very patient and thorough doctor. He takes his time and never rushes through an appointment. He always clearly explains medical problems and provides printed information to take hom...(Read More)
| ||Patrick Edward POZZI MD.|
Elk Grove Village, IL
Suggestion by RH :
"It is with highest regards that I recommend Dr. Patrick Pozzi to women facing pain related to uterine conditions. I am a 35 year old woman who has spent the past 15 years suffering excruciating pain...(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)
| ||Lauren Francia STREICHER MD.|
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)
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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