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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
| ||Patricia Ellen BARRON MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by JAMIE :
"I WENT IN TO HAVE A HYSTERECTOMY. DR. BARRON DID A ROBOT-ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPY HYSTERECTOMY. SURGERY WENT WELL. SHE DID AN AWESOME JOB! WHILE IN RECOVERY I HAD A MILD HEART ATTACK. DR. BARRON CALLED EV...(Read More)
| ||Megan Elizabeth APP MD.|
Suggestion by cerulean :
"Dr. Megan App performed my hysterectomy ( I had a TVH) recently. She was very gentle informative patient knowledgeable and helpful through every stage of the process. I would highly recommend her...(Read More)
| ||Robert BONAMINIO MD.|
Suggestion by Tammy :
"I first saw Dr Bonaminio on an urgent basis. I have had many years of difficult periods with a previous diagnosis of fibroids. I bought with me all of me previous gyne medical records to my appointm...(Read More)
| ||Bradley Joseph TISSIER MD.|
O Fallon, IL
Suggestion by shirley :
"I have had many OB Drs being a wife of a military person. I can not explain the extrodinary service that is given by this Dr and his staff. I have had this Dr now for 3 years. You have to experience...(Read More)
| ||Nadine Elise BOLGER MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"Dr. Bolger is wonderfully patient and always takes the time to answer any questions I may have no matter how trivial they might seem to me. Having had several different doctors in her specialty as a...(Read More)
| ||Marilanne JOHNSON MD.|
Glen Ellyn, IL
Suggestion by mary fritz jordan :
"Large fibroids caused very heavy bleeding most days of each month. Dr. Johnson in a very compassionate and logical manner informed me of my remaining options for several years knowing that I did n...(Read More)
| ||Robert William PIMENTEL MD.|
Suggestion by Sherri V :
"Dr. Pimentel performed a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and was phenomonal in his pre- and post-op care. He spent as much time during my pre-op appointment as I needed to answer all of my questions. H...(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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