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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Joliet, 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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|Provena St. Joseph Medical Center
333 N Madison St
Joliet IL 60435
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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
| ||Ramon Guzman LOPEZ MD.|
Suggestion by stacy M :
"Caring attentivepatient. Great personality the best bedside manner I have ever experienced! Listens to what you have to say! Make you feel at eaze the moment he walks in the room....(Read More)
| ||Russell Isam KHATER MD.|
Suggestion by Christine W :
"Dr R. Khater is the most amazing Dr I have ever been to. Most times you either get a good Dr OR a compationate one. This man has compassion knowledge listening skills and even if I moved I would...(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)
| ||Marilyn Louise MITCHELL MD.|
Mount Prospect, IL
Suggestion by Sandra N :
"Dr. Mitchell doctor provided me with my options much support and the best care with a solution for my reproductive health problem. She was very kind and made me feel a peace at my appointment. I high...(Read More)
| ||Julie Christine DOHR MD.|
Suggestion by Jaimie :
"Dr. Dohr has changed my life. I have suffered cysts and pain for years and she is the first to take the initiative to do surgery and see what was going on. She found endometriosis and I will soon ha...(Read More)
| ||Frank TU MD.|
Suggestion by Krisandra H :
"Where do I start? Dr. Tu is the best doctor by far I have ever seen he also truly is a good man. He takes every case personal as if we were apart of his family and he will go to great lengths to he...(Read More)
| ||Kimberley DAREY MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara :
"I saw Dr Darey for my annual visit. At the time I was with another doctor in the practice who was on leave. She was very friendly and quickly put me at ease. I had some symptoms that I was not al...(Read More)
| ||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)
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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