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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||David John SCHLEICHER MD.|
Suggestion by Miriam :
"Dr. Schleicher is wonderful because he actually listened and heard what I had to say. He also was very patient and answered all of my questions regarding my hysterectomy. I would definitely recommend...(Read More)
| ||Andrea Denise JONES MD.|
Suggestion by Mary A Morley :
"She is kind and patient with a good sense of humor. She is also a listener and very personable. She never makes me feel like I asked a silly question. I wish I could go to her for everything....(Read More)
| ||Kimberley DAREY MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara :
"I saw Dr Darey for my annual visit. At the time I was with another doctor in the practice who was on leave. She was very friendly and quickly put me at ease. I had some symptoms that I was not al...(Read More)
| ||Sheri Lynn CATLIN MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by Bridget L :
"She saved my life! I was bleeding to death and she stepped into a bad situation and took me over as her patient and fixed what my first dr messed up! I owe her my life! Not only is she my dr but she h...(Read More)
| ||Robert BONAMINIO MD.|
Suggestion by Tammy :
"I first saw Dr Bonaminio on an urgent basis. I have had many years of difficult periods with a previous diagnosis of fibroids. I bought with me all of me previous gyne medical records to my appointm...(Read More)
| ||Padmavathi V PAGADALA MD.|
Suggestion by Stacy :
"Dr. Pagadalla made the switch from my family doctor of many years to an ob/gyn very easy for me. She is very understanding explains things in detail and answers all your questions to your satisfac...(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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