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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Kankakee, 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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|Riverside Medical Center
350 N Wall St
Kankakee IL 60901
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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
| ||Karen Arnell SANDERS MD.|
Suggestion by Cin Howard :
"Dr. Sanders is one of the most upfront compassionate doctors I have ever seen!! She also takes time with her patients(seeing her is not a rush in and out exam). She also is very well informed on th...(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)
| ||Dana GOFF MD.|
Suggestion by sherry :
"wonderful female doctor! spends alot of one on one time with her patients. always there to answer any questions you may have and seeks out all options for her patients. highly recomended!...(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)
| ||Francis H TSUNG MD.|
Suggestion by nsm216 :
"This doctor performed my hysterectomy. He is very informative and takes time to listen to...and answer your questions. He has 2 offices that he practices at: Herrin and Carbondale Illinois....(Read More)
| ||Francisco J GARCINI MD.|
Suggestion by Mandy :
"I have suffered with pelvic pain for years with no relief. I was referred to Dr. Garcini by a nurse in the Recovery room at Silver Cross Hospital. I had just had yet another unsuccessful surgery for m...(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)
| ||Elizabeth Robin NYE MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra N :
"I highly recommend Dr. Elizabeth Nye due to her credibility in the medical field. I've been a patient of hers for the past 4 years. In my July 2010 yearly check up Dr. Nye had me take a CA-125 test...(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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