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Hysterectomy Resources for Peoria, IL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Peoria, 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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Hospitals in or near Peoria, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|OSF St. Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria IL 61637
|Methodist Medical Center of Illinois
221 NE Glen Oak
Peoria IL 61636
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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
| ||Tracy Ann BOCHANTIN MD.|
Suggestion by Angie Edgcomb :
"I found Dr. Bochantin after 10 years of suffering with horrible problems related to my "female parts". I waited for 2 hours in her waiting room but it was SO worth the wait. She spent 45 minutes w...(Read More)
| ||Edward Chu LUAN MD.|
Suggestion by Vickie H :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Luan since his beginning practice! He has been involved in the birth of my youngest child and Just recently has helped me through a tough year of pain and heavy bleeding....(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)
| ||W Marc BOYD DO.|
Suggestion by Tracie :
"Dr. Boyd and his staff were the first group that actually listened to me. Every person working in his office has been courteous kind and wonderful to work with! Dr. Boyd performed my 4th laparoscop...(Read More)
| ||Jody Lynn KELLY MD.|
Suggestion by Sheila Shields :
"I had to have a total abdonimal hysterectomy. Dr. Jodi Kelly is my regular OB/GYN doctor and she performed the operation. She did a great job explaining why I had to have the procedure what to expe...(Read More)
| ||Lori Ann TEVERBAUGH MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy :
"She is young listens with patience and spends time with her patients. She looks at the whole person not just one problem you are having but your lifestyle and other things in your life and your ph...(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)
| ||David Henry KINDRED MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer T :
"This is my doctor and he has done several surgeries on me and has done a great job everytime he also delivered one of my children and was awsome...(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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