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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Hazel Crest, 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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17800 South Kedzie Avenue
Hazel Crest IL 60429
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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
| ||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)
| ||Patricia M BOATWRIGHT MD.|
Suggestion by Jachu :
"I had gone to doctors for over 3 years with my symptoms including the top hospital in the Chicago area ( Northwestern) and had been told that it was all in my head. My manager at work (a man) referr...(Read More)
| ||Alan JOHNSON MD.|
Hanover Park, IL
Suggestion by Barb Cantrell :
"Dr. Alan Johnson is a wonderful gentle and caring doctor. He makes sure that you understand everything and does not rush you out....(Read More)
| ||Gregory WOODFILL DO.|
New Lenox, IL
Suggestion by Autumn :
"Where do I start? There is so much good in this man. He has a kind heart. I have seen one other OBGYN in my life through my pregnancy and he didn't do his job (didn't test me for some group B strep st...(Read More)
| ||Travis K HALDEMAN DO.|
Evergreen Park, IL
Suggestion by Gillian Trumbull :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Haldeman for 6 years now. I have a history of trauma in my past and he has been extremely caring and understanding with me. I have had multiple complications which have re...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Harold Axel NORD MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy S :
"I would recommend Dr. Harold Nord to any woman in need of a great OB/GYN. He is a Christian man and a great doctor. He is friendly trustworthy comforting and very competent. He is my personal doc...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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