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Hysterectomy Resources for Andover, KS
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Andover, KS, 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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Doctors in or near Andover, KS - Find More Doctors
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
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Hospitals in or near Andover, KS - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Kansas Medical Center
1124 W 21st St
Andover KS 67002
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
| ||Jeffery TEPLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Jnellie :
"The Dr has been kind and listens to my concerns as well as those of my husband. He is young enough to understand the needs of a younger couple and he has an open mind to alternatives....(Read More)
| ||Fredrick OKIE MD.|
Suggestion by emt2005 :
"After a year of having problems and being ignored I found Dr. Okie and the first thing he asked me was what I wanted done not what he had in mind....(Read More)
| ||Julia Ann CHAPMAN MD.|
Suggestion by BG :
"I first saw Dr. Julia Chapman after a radiology report that read "highly suspicious ovarian malignancy." She looked at the same results and said "I don't think so" and she was correct – it was endo...(Read More)
| ||Rhea A ROGERS MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa M :
"Dr. Rogers has been very good with me. She has explained everything in a clear mannor prior to each of my surgeries. My husband was really impressed because she got right to the point explained what...(Read More)
| ||Todd David TROBOUGH MD.|
Suggestion by Heather :
"I think my doctor is the best because he listen.He has been my doctor for 8 years.He has done to two c-sections and is getting ready to do a hysterectomy on me.He is always comforting when I have a pr...(Read More)
| ||Carrie Ann GROUNDS MD.|
Suggestion by Della :
"I highly recommend Dr. Carrie Grounds because she's empathetic social respectful and kind as well as a great surgeon. She takes the time to listen to her patients to find out what is needed and a...(Read More)
| ||John William CALKINS MD.|
Kansas City, KS
Suggestion by Barbara P. Michaels :
"Dr. John Calkins is the Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City Kansas. When I worked at the Medical Center I asked faculty membe...(Read More)
| ||Michael Phillip BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Darla Atchley :
"I was very pleased with Dr. Brown. He explained my hysterectomy in detail and what I could expect before during and afterwards. He is friendly and funny but took my concerns seriously. If you plan...(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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