| Hysterectomy Resources for McHenry, IL |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in McHenry, 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.
|Northern Illinois Medical Center
4201 Medical Center Dr
McHenry IL 60050
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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
| ||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)
| ||David Henry KINDRED MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer T :
"This is my doctor and he has done several surgeries on me and has done a great job everytime he also delivered one of my children and was awsome...(Read More)
| ||Fariha DIPASQUALE MD.|
Suggestion by Shari :
"Dr. Dipasquale has explained more about my condition to me than any other OB\GYN has done in years!! Very easy to talk with and she listens!!...(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)
| ||Lawrence V GRATKINS MD.|
Suggestion by Michele Shepherd :
"Dr. Gratkins is the best doctor that I have ever had. I had 2 high risk pregnancies one in 1997 and the other in 2004. He has always been very helpful and is willing to answer any questions that...(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)
| ||Dianne L GIAMMETTA MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"Dr. Giammetta has been very helpful to me and answered all the questions I have asked even when she thought I was driving myself crazy asking questions I really didnt need to worry about for one reaso...(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)
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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