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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Waukegan, 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.
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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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Waukegan IL 60085
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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
| ||Sameer SHARMA MD.|
Suggestion by sammy :
"Dr Sharma has been caring for my ovarian cancer for 3 years. He has performed several difficult surgeries and given me chemotherapy. He is very dedicated to his profession and to his patients. He also...(Read More)
| ||Robert Thomas KUS MD.|
Suggestion by Still-Me47 :
"I've been with him 27yrs.I think right out of medical school he has the best bedside manners I've ever seen. He cares about his patients. He answers all his call personally you never feel rushed ....(Read More)
| ||Peter M DELNEKY MD.|
Suggestion by Renee Gillen :
"Sometimes affectionately known as DStork!! Wonderful and compassionate who goes to the ends (and sometimes beyond) to help a patient through what was the most difficult time in my life. I now have t...(Read More)
| ||Marilanne JOHNSON MD.|
Glen Ellyn, IL
Suggestion by mary fritz jordan :
"Large fibroids caused very heavy bleeding most days of each month. Dr. Johnson in a very compassionate and logical manner informed me of my remaining options for several years knowing that I did n...(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)
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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