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Hysterectomy Resources for Phoenix, AZ
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Phoenix, AZ, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Phoenix, AZ - Find More Doctors
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Phoenix, AZ - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Paradise Valley Hospital
3929 E Bell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85032
|John C. Lincoln Hospital-North Mountain
250 E Dunlap
Phoenix AZ 85020
|Phoenix Baptist Hospital & Medical Center
2000 W Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix AZ 85015
|Banner - Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
1111 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix AZ 85006
|Mayo Clinic Hospital
5777 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix AZ 85054
|Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 West Thomas Road
Phoenix AZ 85037
|St. Joseph's Hospital
350 West Thomas Road
Phoenix AZ 85013
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
| ||Steven James LABAND MD.|
Suggestion by Danelle Tavares :
"Dr. Laband is an extremely thorough and caring doctor. He takes the time to know hispatients and listen to any and all concerns. There is never that "hurry up I am on a schedule" feeling that is so...(Read More)
|Scott CRAWFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Megan C :
"Dr. Crawford helped me so much- I had endometriosis and eventually had 6 surgeries including a hysterectomy and oopherectomy. He is a highly skilled surgeon as well as a caring doctor. He listened...(Read More)
| ||Allan Thomas SAWYER MD.|
Suggestion by Robin B :
"I feel that Dr Sawyer really cares for his patients. He takes the time to explain things till you understand them. He did my hysterectomy in Feb 2009 and it went better than I ever thought it would....(Read More)
| ||Valerie Jo SCHOLTEN MD.|
Suggestion by Laura W :
"My first experience with Valerie Scholten was for an emergency ectopic pregnancy surgery in 2000. I have been going back to her office for annuals since then. I have discovered that 2 of my friends ha...(Read More)
| ||Steven WINNINGER MD.|
Suggestion by Shelly :
"Dr. Winninger was the last resort for me in my battle with Endometriosis. He runs clinical studies and is an expert in the field of women's health. He's an amazing doctor who will LISTEN to you and gi...(Read More)
| ||Charles CLINCH DO.|
Suggestion by Christine :
"I absolutely LOVE Dr Clinch! He greets you with a smile and a hug everytime just like a friend. He will answer ANY questions you have. (I've actually spent time thinking up random questions to ask and...(Read More)
| ||Diane S SPIEKER MD.|
Suggestion by Karen S :
"She is compassionate and funny and a great surgeon. She is also very thorough. She performed my TAH without any complications. She visited me several times during my three-day stay in the hospital. No...(Read More)
| ||Kerry G SCHLECHT MD.|
Suggestion by Julie S :
"She is OB/GYN doctor and I have been seeing her for little over three years. Of all the Dr's I have been too in my life she is the only one who has actually listen and cared about you and your needs.S...(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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