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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.
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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
| ||Lexine Marie HEBETS MD.|
Suggestion by DMHvln1 :
"Wonderful lady. Patient caring friendly listens well. And that is not counting how GREAT she is as a doctor. Always keeps me at ease during visits. Not only a great GYN but surgeon as well...(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)
| ||Eric Shawn HAZELRIGG MD.|
Suggestion by Chris J :
"I had a partial hysterectomy 3/2010 done by Dr. Hazelrigg and everything went exceptionally well. Dr. Hazelrigg is skilled and confident doctor. He has a relaxed attitude and is easy to communicat...(Read More)
| ||Ann Marie LANGER MD.|
Suggestion by Victoria :
"Dr Ann Langer is the most wonderful compassionate doctor around. She's intelligent personable and an incredible physician. Her bedside manner is impeccable. She took me on as a patient during my pre...(Read More)
| ||Eugenie V ANDERSON MD.|
Suggestion by pennylane :
"If you are having troubles with your hormones and getting them right then Dr. Anderson's office is the place to go. She is located in Phoenix. She has many nurse practitioners who are equally valuabl...(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)
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.
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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