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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)
| ||Charles Joseph ADAMCZYK MD.|
Suggestion by Carol Ann Everett :
"Dr Adamcyk saved my life. Despite having the top doctor at a well known teaching hosptial he could not help me. I am a healkth care professional Dr Adamcyzyk is awsome....(Read More)
| ||Kenneth FINKELSTEIN DO.|
Evergreen Park, IL
Suggestion by Stephanie M :
"Dr. Finkelstein is not only an excellent doctor but he listens to what you have to say as a patient. He is very concerned with the best practices and new technology. After my regular dr retired and...(Read More)
| ||Michael Jay ZINAMAN MD.|
Suggestion by ciara :
"I've had a hysterectomy & the doctor has moved out of the area where I live so I'm no longer his patient. When I found Dr Zinaman I'd given up. I didn't think the pain would ever stop and the n...(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)
| ||Heather Ann CUSHING MD.|
Glen Ellyn, IL
Suggestion by tazdevil67 :
"I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in 2003. I ended up having a TAH in January 2007 but kept my ovaries. Dr Cushing took the time to explain to me why I needed a hysterectomy. She answered all my q...(Read More)
| ||Shai Jun NYI MD.|
Suggestion by coachjunkie :
"He's down to earth doesn't beat around the bush. Straight forward and tells you like it is. He has cared for me pre-hysterectomy and since. I really like him and won't change....(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)
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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