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Hysterectomy Resources for Springfield, IL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Springfield, 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 Springfield, IL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Memorial Medical Center
701 N First St
Springfield IL 62781
|St. John's Hospital - IL
800 E Carpenter
Springfield IL 62769
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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
| ||Tammie Ann KLEIN MD.|
Suggestion by quiltma :
"I was very impressed with Dr. Klein. She made me feel like I was her only patient. She has a wonderful bedside manner and also she will explain everything you care to know...(Read More)
| ||Patricia Ellen BARRON MD.|
Rock Island, IL
Suggestion by JAMIE :
"I WENT IN TO HAVE A HYSTERECTOMY. DR. BARRON DID A ROBOT-ASSISTED LAPAROSCOPY HYSTERECTOMY. SURGERY WENT WELL. SHE DID AN AWESOME JOB! WHILE IN RECOVERY I HAD A MILD HEART ATTACK. DR. BARRON CALLED EV...(Read More)
| ||Saji JACOB MD.|
Suggestion by Sheryl :
"I recommend Dr. Jacob because he did an excellent job with my LAVH and Oopharectomy surgery. He is very friendly and explains whatever you ask of him. He visited me before my surgery to make sure th...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Karen Arnell SANDERS MD.|
Suggestion by Cin Howard :
"Dr. Sanders is one of the most upfront compassionate doctors I have ever seen!! She also takes time with her patients(seeing her is not a rush in and out exam). She also is very well informed on th...(Read More)
| ||Michael SMITH MD.|
Suggestion by Nicol :
"He is the best doctor I found science the last doctor I loved retired. He has great bed side manor and is always looking for the best fix for his patients not just a quick fix. He also preformed my hy...(Read More)
| ||Alissa EROGOBOGBO MD.|
Suggestion by Susannah :
"Dr. Erogobogbo cares. She makes time for me and listens to me. She goes the extra mile no matter what is involved to get to the bottom of things. Her office staff is wonderful as well. I would rec...(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)
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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