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Hysterectomy Resources for Oak Lawn, IL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Oak Lawn, 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 Oak Lawn, IL - Find More Doctors
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
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
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Oak Lawn, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn IL 60453
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
| ||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)
| ||Kenneth FINKELSTEIN DO.|
Evergreen Park, IL
Suggestion by Stephanie M :
"Dr. Finkelstein is not only an excellent doctor but he listens to what you have to say as a patient. He is very concerned with the best practices and new technology. After my regular dr retired and...(Read More)
| ||Edward Joseph STANFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Traci Phelps :
"Dr Stanford is absolutely wonderful! I was only 27 years old when I was told by several doctors in the Carbondale-Marion area that the ONLY way to fix my prolapsed uterus was to do a hysterectomy. I h...(Read More)
| ||Sameer SHARMA MD.|
Suggestion by sammy :
"Dr Sharma has been caring for my ovarian cancer for 3 years. He has performed several difficult surgeries and given me chemotherapy. He is very dedicated to his profession and to his patients. He also...(Read More)
| ||Marilyn Louise MITCHELL MD.|
Mount Prospect, IL
Suggestion by Sandra N :
"Dr. Mitchell doctor provided me with my options much support and the best care with a solution for my reproductive health problem. She was very kind and made me feel a peace at my appointment. I high...(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)
| ||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)
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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