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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Park Ridge, 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 Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge IL 60068
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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
| ||Susan Michele LUPO MD.|
Park Ridge, IL
Suggestion by Michele F :
"Dr. Lupo has been my doctor for the past 15 years. She performed my fibroidectomy and my hysterectomy. I have found her to be an excellent surgeon and is also very warm and understanding. Also w...(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)
| ||Marc BOYDD MD.|
Suggestion by sherry :
"keeps you very informed on whats going on and what your options are. keeps you up to date on everything...(Read More)
| ||Lauren Francia STREICHER MD.|
Suggestion by B. Seleski :
"She is excellent in listening to you & does everything that she can to meet your needs. She is also affiliated with a top hospital so she is experienced with all of the latest trial techniques & sta...(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)
| ||Harold Axel NORD MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy S :
"I would recommend Dr. Harold Nord to any woman in need of a great OB/GYN. He is a Christian man and a great doctor. He is friendly trustworthy comforting and very competent. He is my personal doc...(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)
| ||Mary F BURKE MD.|
Chicago Heights, IL
Suggestion by lori fugate :
"She delivered my son 8 and a half years ago and then took care of me when i need a hyst and after my breast cancer ordeal..she is great and believes in taking care of the patientshe is very thoughtf...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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