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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)
| ||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)
| ||Susan Ching TSAI MD.|
Suggestion by Wanda :
"Dr. Tsai is an excellent physician. A hysterotomy is a very sensitive matter. Dr. Tsai took the time to throughly explain everything to me. She makes sure she explains everything in a way that you...(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)
| ||Steven Douglas BUSH MD.|
Suggestion by Heather :
"Dr. Bush is very knowledgable and is on the cutting edge of treatments for women's health issues. I had a cryoablation to help with heavy mensis. It was an in office procedure & was very easy. When...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Angela INTILI MD.|
New Lenox, IL
Suggestion by MELISSA L :
"DR INTILI IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE DOCTOR. SHE DELIVERED MY SON. I WENT INTO LABOR ON CHRISTMAS SHE WAS ON CALL FOR MY DOCTOR. I FELT SO BAD BUT SHE WAS THERE WITH ME THE ENTIRE TIME. SHE WAS ALS...(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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