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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
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|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
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
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Hospitals in or near Elgin, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
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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
| ||David John SCHLEICHER MD.|
Suggestion by Miriam :
"Dr. Schleicher is wonderful because he actually listened and heard what I had to say. He also was very patient and answered all of my questions regarding my hysterectomy. I would definitely recommend...(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)
| ||Sameer SHARMA MD.|
Suggestion by sammy :
"Dr Sharma has been caring for my ovarian cancer for 3 years. He has performed several difficult surgeries and given me chemotherapy. He is very dedicated to his profession and to his patients. He also...(Read More)
| ||Jonathan Youngmin SONG MD.|
Saint Charles, IL
Suggestion by Kristine Bender :
"Dr. Song was recommended to me by another Dr. due to his expert skills in Laparoscopic surgery. I was in need of a hysterectomy but if possible wanted to avoid having it done abdominally with a lon...(Read More)
| ||Lanny Francis WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Gail Edmonds :
"Dr. Wilson is the most compassionate communicative doctor I've ever had and I've had several in my 50 years since we moved every couple of years before settling in Illinois 20 years ago. He is high...(Read More)
| ||Frank TU MD.|
Suggestion by Krisandra H :
"Where do I start? Dr. Tu is the best doctor by far I have ever seen he also truly is a good man. He takes every case personal as if we were apart of his family and he will go to great lengths to he...(Read More)
| ||Francisco J GARCINI MD.|
Suggestion by Mandy :
"I have suffered with pelvic pain for years with no relief. I was referred to Dr. Garcini by a nurse in the Recovery room at Silver Cross Hospital. I had just had yet another unsuccessful surgery for m...(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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