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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Rockford, 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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|Rockford Memorial Hospital
2400 N Rockton Ave
Rockford IL 61103
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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
| ||Timothy J DURKEE MD.|
Suggestion by Sharon L :
"Dr. Durkee is a very patient and thorough doctor. He takes his time and never rushes through an appointment. He always clearly explains medical problems and provides printed information to take hom...(Read More)
| ||Christopher D STEPHENSON MD.|
Suggestion by Cheryl Wallem :
"This doctor is very caringcompassionate and takes time to answer your questions. He is a skilled and knowledgeable gynecologist/Ob. He was my doctor through both of my pregnancies. He saved my lif...(Read More)
| ||Richard Edward FIELD MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy :
"He was direct and to the point. He held eye contact when talking. Honest. Listens. Got my sense of humor. Was recommended by another Doctor as well as being the preferred Doctor of my co-workers a...(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)
| ||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)
| ||David Gene MOORE MD.|
Suggestion by Julie W :
"I was referred to Dr. Moore by my G.P. for gynaecological problems that have resulted in a hysterectomy and extensive prolapse surgery. Dr. Moore has to be one of the most thorough Doctors I have e...(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)
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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