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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Elk Grove Village, 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.
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|Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
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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)
| ||George Arthur BANUELOS MD.|
Downers Grove, IL
Suggestion by Not-2-Brave :
"Dr. Banuelos has a great personality (gentle compassionate patient funny) and more importantly is an expert in his field - gyn. surg. He's about 50 from Chicago and also speaks spanish....(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Anthony AMIEWALAN MD.|
Suggestion by Shanon Brown :
"I went to Dr. Amiewalan to get a second opinion about pain that I experienced during menstruation. He listened to me took measures to find out the cause and explained things very well. I ended up ha...(Read More)
| ||Randy Ray ZIMMERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Karen C :
"I recommend Dr. Zimmerman due to his down-to-earth and kind nature. He is a true professional who performed my hysterectomy. During my first appointment he answered every question before I had to ev...(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)
| ||David Campbell WALTERS MD.|
Mount Vernon, IL
Suggestion by Eleanor :
"Dr. Walters performed my hysterectomy. I was a new patient and scared. He was kind and took the time to explain what and how he was going to do the surgery. I had a quick recovery. He was very helpful...(Read More)
| ||Keirya KING MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer Yates :
"Dr. King was and is fabulous! I was a new patient to her due to my previous doctor retiring and she listened to all my complaints and concerns. As we started going through the process of my hysterect...(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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