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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in South Bend, 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.
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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|Memorial Hospital & Health System
615 N Michigan St
South Bend IN 46601
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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
| ||Mark Gregory LEWIS DO.|
South Bend, IN
Suggestion by Jan H. :
"Dr Lewis has recently stopped delivering babies and only does the GYN part of the practice. He is about 50ish and takes the time to talk to you and more importantly LISTENS to what you have to say a...(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)
| ||Anita Katherine MAZDAI MD.|
Suggestion by Mary W :
"I just recently had a (LAVH) complete Hysterectomy done by this doctor. She is a wonderful doctor. Takes the time to explain all the options available to you makes sure you understand the choice you...(Read More)
| ||James Patrick PERRY MD.|
Suggestion by Libby B :
"He recently performed a DaVinci Assisted Hysterectomy on me. Dr. Perry spent alot of time explaining the procedure and seeking questions from me. He also seems to know his stuff. He is wise and c...(Read More)
| ||Deborah RONCO MD.|
Suggestion by Charlene :
"Dr. Ronco is a very caring Doctor. I became a patient of hers October 2006 when I was having problems. She performed a very thorough exam and find me to have several issues that needed to be addressed...(Read More)
| ||Stephan KRAELING MD.|
Suggestion by Nicole H :
"He is an awesome doctor and in my eyes saved me from years of suffering. He worked hand in hand with my hemotologist because of my bleeding disorder and together they got me through my partial hyto...(Read More)
| ||Brian Elliott HALEY MD.|
Suggestion by michelle :
"Dr. Haley is very compassionate and has a GREAT bedside manner. I would suggest him (and have) to friends and family. I am so glad I was able to get a doctor that knows what he's doing and takes the t...(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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