| 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.
|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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Carolyn MILLS MD.|
Suggestion by Laurel H. :
"She is a very caring doctor who listens and remembers things about you and what you say. She has a great bed side manner explaining what is going on. She trully loves her job and the women she serve...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Bradley Joseph TISSIER MD.|
O Fallon, IL
Suggestion by shirley :
"I have had many OB Drs being a wife of a military person. I can not explain the extrodinary service that is given by this Dr and his staff. I have had this Dr now for 3 years. You have to experience...(Read More)
| ||Maqbool Begun ALI MD.|
Suggestion by CC :
"I saw one of Dr. Ali's residents thru OSF Sisters Community Clinic. They all were wonderful. They gave a ot of one on one time were caring and personable and treated me with dignity and as an uniqu...(Read More)
| ||Angela INTILI MD.|
New Lenox, IL
Suggestion by MELISSA L :
"DR INTILI IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE DOCTOR. SHE DELIVERED MY SON. I WENT INTO LABOR ON CHRISTMAS SHE WAS ON CALL FOR MY DOCTOR. I FELT SO BAD BUT SHE WAS THERE WITH ME THE ENTIRE TIME. SHE WAS ALS...(Read More)
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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