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Hysterectomy Resources for Granite City, IL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Granite City, 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 Granite City, IL - Find More Doctors
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Granite City, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave
Granite City IL 62040
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
| ||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)
| ||Allan RUBY MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Ciofalo :
"Dr. Ruby is a wonderful caring doctor. He usually runs 45 minutes behind but that is because he takes his time with each patient. I had a hysterectomy for endo/adeno 3 years ago after exhausting all o...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Christopher D STEPHENSON MD.|
Suggestion by Cheryl Wallem :
"This doctor is very caringcompassionate and takes time to answer your questions. He is a skilled and knowledgeable gynecologist/Ob. He was my doctor through both of my pregnancies. He saved my lif...(Read More)
| ||Lauren Francia STREICHER MD.|
Suggestion by B. Seleski :
"She is excellent in listening to you & does everything that she can to meet your needs. She is also affiliated with a top hospital so she is experienced with all of the latest trial techniques & sta...(Read More)
| ||Sandra VALAITIS MD.|
Suggestion by M Jones :
"Dr Valaitis is an Asso Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Section Chief Gynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been in practice for...(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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