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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
| ||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)
| ||David Henry KINDRED MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer T :
"This is my doctor and he has done several surgeries on me and has done a great job everytime he also delivered one of my children and was awsome...(Read More)
| ||Allan RUBY MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Ciofalo :
"Dr. Ruby is a wonderful caring doctor. He usually runs 45 minutes behind but that is because he takes his time with each patient. I had a hysterectomy for endo/adeno 3 years ago after exhausting all o...(Read More)
| ||Marc BOYDD MD.|
Suggestion by sherry :
"keeps you very informed on whats going on and what your options are. keeps you up to date on everything...(Read More)
| ||Francis H TSUNG MD.|
Suggestion by nsm216 :
"This doctor performed my hysterectomy. He is very informative and takes time to listen to...and answer your questions. He has 2 offices that he practices at: Herrin and Carbondale Illinois....(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)
| ||Arturo Santiago MANAS MD.|
Suggestion by Christine :
"Because our insurance changed I had to switch doctors just after finding out that surgery was my best option to get rid of fibroid tumors and endometriosis. I needed a new doctor to perform a comple...(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.
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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