| Hysterectomy Resources for Maryville, IL |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Maryville, 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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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
| ||William Henry HOUSEWORTH MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle Schaal :
"I have been with Dr. Houseworth for 17 years now. He delivered my daughter by C-section then this summer performed my hysterectomy. He is very thorough patient understanding and knowledgable in h...(Read More)
| ||Patrick Edward POZZI MD.|
Elk Grove Village, IL
Suggestion by RH :
"It is with highest regards that I recommend Dr. Patrick Pozzi to women facing pain related to uterine conditions. I am a 35 year old woman who has spent the past 15 years suffering excruciating pain...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Andrew GUZMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa Lee :
"Dr. Guzman is a very kind hearted man. I was very upset about having a hysterectomy but he really helped me to see everything He is a compassionate Dr. who talked to me on a personal level He real...(Read More)
| ||Alissa EROGOBOGBO MD.|
Suggestion by Susannah :
"Dr. Erogobogbo cares. She makes time for me and listens to me. She goes the extra mile no matter what is involved to get to the bottom of things. Her office staff is wonderful as well. I would rec...(Read More)
| ||Maqbool Begun ALI MD.|
Suggestion by CC :
"I saw one of Dr. Ali's residents thru OSF Sisters Community Clinic. They all were wonderful. They gave a ot of one on one time were caring and personable and treated me with dignity and as an uniqu...(Read More)
| ||Tracy Ann BOCHANTIN MD.|
Suggestion by Angie Edgcomb :
"I found Dr. Bochantin after 10 years of suffering with horrible problems related to my "female parts". I waited for 2 hours in her waiting room but it was SO worth the wait. She spent 45 minutes w...(Read More)
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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