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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Evanston, 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
| ||Elizabeth WALZ-BUSCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Allison :
"Beth Buscher is an amazingly warm understanding informative ob/gyn. I originally saw her for prenatal care. She was extemely helpful and took lots of time to talk and explain everything. I was very...(Read More)
| ||Peter M DELNEKY MD.|
Suggestion by Renee Gillen :
"Sometimes affectionately known as DStork!! Wonderful and compassionate who goes to the ends (and sometimes beyond) to help a patient through what was the most difficult time in my life. I now have t...(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)
| ||William Henry HOUSEWORTH MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle Schaal :
"I have been with Dr. Houseworth for 17 years now. He delivered my daughter by C-section then this summer performed my hysterectomy. He is very thorough patient understanding and knowledgable in h...(Read More)
| ||Susan Michele LUPO MD.|
Park Ridge, IL
Suggestion by Michele F :
"Dr. Lupo has been my doctor for the past 15 years. She performed my fibroidectomy and my hysterectomy. I have found her to be an excellent surgeon and is also very warm and understanding. Also w...(Read More)
| ||Lori Ann TEVERBAUGH MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy :
"She is young listens with patience and spends time with her patients. She looks at the whole person not just one problem you are having but your lifestyle and other things in your life and your ph...(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)
| ||Lawrence V GRATKINS MD.|
Suggestion by Michele Shepherd :
"Dr. Gratkins is the best doctor that I have ever had. I had 2 high risk pregnancies one in 1997 and the other in 2004. He has always been very helpful and is willing to answer any questions that...(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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