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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.
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|Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave
Granite City IL 62040
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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
| ||Purani ARUMUGAM MD.|
Suggestion by Margaret Kress :
"I first met Dr. Purani when I attended an appointment with a friend. She was so compassionate and understanding I knew I had to become her patient too. Being a female herself she truely understands i...(Read More)
| ||Jose F BATTISTINI MD.|
Suggestion by Waynette Patterson :
"This Doctor is an amazing man. I would not have my children or my health if it were not for this man. He is incredible! After 5 miscarriages under another Doctors care I found this Doctor and gave bir...(Read More)
| ||Nadine Elise BOLGER MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"Dr. Bolger is wonderfully patient and always takes the time to answer any questions I may have no matter how trivial they might seem to me. Having had several different doctors in her specialty as a...(Read More)
| ||Anthony James CARUSO MD.|
Suggestion by IEvent :
"Dr. Caruso is a very patient thorough caring MD. He is currently treating me for Endo. & I recently had a LAVH & BSO that he performed. Dr. Caruso always has taken the time to explain everything t...(Read More)
| ||H Gordon Iıı DAVIS MD.|
Hoffman Estates, IL
Suggestion by Desiree Stopczynski :
"Dr. Davis is a wonderful man. I meet him When my step mom was having my little brother and Dr. Davis said i could be in the operating room for her emerg. c-section. I was 18 at the time . Since then...(Read More)
| ||Barbara SOLTES MD.|
Suggestion by Margie Teresi :
"I was so happy to have found Dr. Soltes. After my total hysterectomy I was in a terrible way. I had the hysterectomy for endometreosis and for 6 weeks post surgery I was not on any hormome replaceme...(Read More)
| ||Lanny Francis WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Gail Edmonds :
"Dr. Wilson is the most compassionate communicative doctor I've ever had and I've had several in my 50 years since we moved every couple of years before settling in Illinois 20 years ago. He is high...(Read More)
| ||Mona GHOSH MD.|
Suggestion by Sunita :
"I love Dr. Mona Ghosh and would recommend her to anyone who is pregnant in the Schaumburg area. She went above and beyond a doctor's duty. She was very helpful kind and considerate during my entire h...(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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