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Hysterectomy Resources for Elmhurst, IL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst, IL - Find More Doctors
|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
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Elmhurst, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
200 Berteau Ave
Elmhurst IL 60126
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
| ||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)
| ||Angela INTILI MD.|
New Lenox, IL
Suggestion by MELISSA L :
"DR INTILI IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE DOCTOR. SHE DELIVERED MY SON. I WENT INTO LABOR ON CHRISTMAS SHE WAS ON CALL FOR MY DOCTOR. I FELT SO BAD BUT SHE WAS THERE WITH ME THE ENTIRE TIME. SHE WAS ALS...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Elias Rudy SABBAGHA MD.|
Suggestion by Alison EH :
"Dr. Sabbagha is the best OBGYN in the city of Chicgo. I met others in practices but was turned off by the practice of being rotated around 8 or more doctors and not knowing who would deliver me....(Read More)
| ||Andrew GUZMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa Lee :
"Dr. Guzman is a very kind hearted man. I was very upset about having a hysterectomy but he really helped me to see everything He is a compassionate Dr. who talked to me on a personal level He real...(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)
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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