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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.
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|Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn IL 60453
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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
| ||Robert William PIMENTEL MD.|
Suggestion by Sherri V :
"Dr. Pimentel performed a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and was phenomonal in his pre- and post-op care. He spent as much time during my pre-op appointment as I needed to answer all of my questions. H...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Robert Thomas KUS MD.|
Suggestion by Still-Me47 :
"I've been with him 27yrs.I think right out of medical school he has the best bedside manners I've ever seen. He cares about his patients. He answers all his call personally you never feel rushed ....(Read More)
| ||Carlos Alberto ROTMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Silvia :
"Dr. Rotman is one of the few in world who can do a tubal reversal laparoscopically and he has the BEST academically published success rate in the world! On top of that he's such a wonderful guy so...(Read More)
| ||Cheryl Kay FAIDLEY MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by Lisa Rogers :
"Dr. Faidley is an outstanding doctor!! I have now been her patient for about 7 years. I have had female problems since an early age. She took me as a new patient and listened to my concerns about my p...(Read More)
| ||Arturo Santiago MANAS MD.|
Suggestion by Christine :
"Because our insurance changed I had to switch doctors just after finding out that surgery was my best option to get rid of fibroid tumors and endometriosis. I needed a new doctor to perform a comple...(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth WALZ-BUSCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Allison :
"Beth Buscher is an amazingly warm understanding informative ob/gyn. I originally saw her for prenatal care. She was extemely helpful and took lots of time to talk and explain everything. I was very...(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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