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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Maywood, 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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|Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood IL 60153
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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
| ||Michael Jay ZINAMAN MD.|
Suggestion by ciara :
"I've had a hysterectomy & the doctor has moved out of the area where I live so I'm no longer his patient. When I found Dr Zinaman I'd given up. I didn't think the pain would ever stop and the n...(Read More)
| ||Marc BOYDD MD.|
Suggestion by sherry :
"keeps you very informed on whats going on and what your options are. keeps you up to date on everything...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Keirya KING MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer Yates :
"Dr. King was and is fabulous! I was a new patient to her due to my previous doctor retiring and she listened to all my complaints and concerns. As we started going through the process of my hysterect...(Read More)
| ||Randy Ray ZIMMERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Karen C :
"I recommend Dr. Zimmerman due to his down-to-earth and kind nature. He is a true professional who performed my hysterectomy. During my first appointment he answered every question before I had to ev...(Read More)
| ||Sandra VALAITIS MD.|
Suggestion by M Jones :
"Dr Valaitis is an Asso Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Section Chief Gynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been in practice for...(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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