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Hysterectomy Resources for Mount Vernon, IL
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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Mount Vernon, IL - Find More Doctors
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Mount Vernon, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Good Samaritan Regional Health Center
605 N 12th St
Mount Vernon IL 62864
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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)
| ||Frank TU MD.|
Suggestion by Krisandra H :
"Where do I start? Dr. Tu is the best doctor by far I have ever seen he also truly is a good man. He takes every case personal as if we were apart of his family and he will go to great lengths to he...(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)
| ||Anthony AMIEWALAN MD.|
Suggestion by Shanon Brown :
"I went to Dr. Amiewalan to get a second opinion about pain that I experienced during menstruation. He listened to me took measures to find out the cause and explained things very well. I ended up ha...(Read More)
| ||John Charles MUELLER MD.|
Suggestion by CrazyDiamond :
"He is very comforting and caring. Excellent "bedside manner." Does not rush patients and answer all questions thoroughly. Have been a patient for approx 15 years (preventative prenatal/delivery &...(Read More)
| ||Jack Michael GIBSON MD.|
Suggestion by schafr7 :
"When I first went to Dr. Gibson 16 years ago my OB/GYN had just retired and I wanted to establish with a new doctor and discuss a tubal. I was only 31 years old but had polycystic ovaries and was t...(Read More)
| ||Richard Edward FIELD MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy :
"He was direct and to the point. He held eye contact when talking. Honest. Listens. Got my sense of humor. Was recommended by another Doctor as well as being the preferred Doctor of my co-workers a...(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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