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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
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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
| ||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)
| ||Lanny Francis WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Gail Edmonds :
"Dr. Wilson is the most compassionate communicative doctor I've ever had and I've had several in my 50 years since we moved every couple of years before settling in Illinois 20 years ago. He is high...(Read More)
| ||Russell Isam KHATER MD.|
Suggestion by Christine W :
"Dr R. Khater is the most amazing Dr I have ever been to. Most times you either get a good Dr OR a compationate one. This man has compassion knowledge listening skills and even if I moved I would...(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth WALZ-BUSCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Allison :
"Beth Buscher is an amazingly warm understanding informative ob/gyn. I originally saw her for prenatal care. She was extemely helpful and took lots of time to talk and explain everything. I was very...(Read More)
| ||Andrew GUZMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa Lee :
"Dr. Guzman is a very kind hearted man. I was very upset about having a hysterectomy but he really helped me to see everything He is a compassionate Dr. who talked to me on a personal level He real...(Read More)
| ||Kenneth FINKELSTEIN DO.|
Evergreen Park, IL
Suggestion by Stephanie M :
"Dr. Finkelstein is not only an excellent doctor but he listens to what you have to say as a patient. He is very concerned with the best practices and new technology. After my regular dr retired and...(Read More)
| ||Susan Ching TSAI MD.|
Suggestion by Wanda :
"Dr. Tsai is an excellent physician. A hysterotomy is a very sensitive matter. Dr. Tsai took the time to throughly explain everything to me. She makes sure she explains everything in a way that you...(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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