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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Mount Vernon, 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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|Good Samaritan Regional Health Center
605 N 12th St
Mount Vernon IL 62864
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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
| ||David Campbell WALTERS MD.|
Mount Vernon, IL
Suggestion by Eleanor :
"Dr. Walters performed my hysterectomy. I was a new patient and scared. He was kind and took the time to explain what and how he was going to do the surgery. I had a quick recovery. He was very helpful...(Read More)
| ||Stuart C HEIMBURGER MD.|
Suggestion by Salam :
"Dr. Heimburger is awesome! I have been to so many gynecologists who don't address issues that are brought up during the routine exam. This was not the case with Dr. Heimburger! In fact he talked to m...(Read More)
| ||Tommy Lynn WEST MD.|
Suggestion by Susan Garoutte :
"Dr. West currently does only gynecological care for women but he's the greatest in my book. He's a very gentle and compassionate doctor and explains everything in detail. He's the only dr. in at leas...(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)
| ||Jacob ROTMENSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Natalie :
"Dr. Rotmensch is a Gynecological Oncologist who performed a hysterectomy and BSO on me. He determined that I had ovarian cancer stage III and optimally debulked me. After my surgery I found ano...(Read More)
| ||Carolyn MILLS MD.|
Suggestion by Laurel H. :
"She is a very caring doctor who listens and remembers things about you and what you say. She has a great bed side manner explaining what is going on. She trully loves her job and the women she serve...(Read More)
| ||Purani ARUMUGAM MD.|
Suggestion by Margaret Kress :
"I first met Dr. Purani when I attended an appointment with a friend. She was so compassionate and understanding I knew I had to become her patient too. Being a female herself she truely understands i...(Read More)
| ||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)
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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