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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Lafayette, IN, 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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|St. Elizabeth Medical Center
1501 Hartford St
Lafayette IN 47904
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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
| ||Peter GENARIS DO.|
Suggestion by Vicki :
"Dr. Genaris is very knowledgeable and skilled as well as having a wonderful bedside manner. He listens well and explains things well. He performed my hysterectomy and everything went very smoothly...(Read More)
|Wendy Kinsey CORNING MD.|
Suggestion by Amy :
"WONDERFUL bedside manner!!! This is a person who you feel like you've know forever as soon as you meet her! Dr. Corning provided me excellent care both pre and post op (TVH). She really listened t...(Read More)
| ||Vernon Lee MAES DO.|
Suggestion by Kris :
"I went to a different doctor w/many gynocological complaints for 9 years. He always told me "that in itself is nothing". I switched to Dr. Maes the end of October 2005 for cysts on my ovaries along...(Read More)
| ||Karen Lee GALLAGHER MD.|
Suggestion by carrie :
"Dr. Gallagher delivered my son by c-section and did a great job! she now is helping me to recover from a hysterectomy and has gone above and beyond to find me help. she is truly a rare find with her...(Read More)
| ||Wallace W SHERRITT DO.|
Suggestion by Jenilynne :
"Ive been with Dr Sherritt for a couple years and I would and HAVE trusted him with my life! He is a great doctor! He listens explains and takes the time to answer your questions that you may have.He...(Read More)
| ||Kathryn A COPELAND MD.|
Suggestion by ontheparkway :
"Dr. Kathryn Copeland is a woman physician specializing in urogynocology. She is very caring and addresses you with care and concern. She referred me to a special group of Physical therapists to help t...(Read More)
| ||Martina MCGOWAN MD.|
Suggestion by Karin Avance :
"I'm suggesting Dr Martina McGowan because she listens first pays attentions ask questions and then makes suggestion on how to act. If you aren't comfortable with the suggestions she doesn't push no...(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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