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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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Andover, KS - Find More Doctors
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
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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
| ||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)
| ||Cathy L DAHL DO.|
Suggestion by SDS :
"Cathy L Dahl DO (primary specialty-OBGYN; subspecialty Urodynamics) performed DaVinci robotic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and placement of a urethral slin...(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)
| ||Sandra R STITES MD.|
Suggestion by JP :
"I highly recommend Dr. Stites. She makes you feel comfortable and takes time to answer your questions and understand your concerns. I always was given great care by her and the hospital staff. I hav...(Read More)
| ||Tom SULLIVAN MD.|
Suggestion by Kelly Farmer :
"I recently had to have a hysterectomy. It was discovered shortly before Christmas that I probably had fibroids. I explained that my husband is military and leaving in just a few short weeks. Dr. Su...(Read More)
| ||Christine Ann SANDERS MD.|
Overland Park, KS
Suggestion by A :
"Dr Sanders really takes the time to make sure you understand things are comfortable and treats you as a definate patient (makes you feel she is only there for you) (even though she see hundreds of pa...(Read More)
| ||Douglas David DOUTHIT MD.|
Suggestion by Janet Malcom :
"Talking to Dr. Douthit is like to talking to your best friend. He listens does not hurry you and is very warm and caring. He will also go above and beyond what is expected to see that you receive t...(Read More)
| ||Joseph Anthony HEIT MD.|
Suggestion by Christine :
"Not only is he extremely knowledgable but he took the time to really explain everything. I was treated for severe endometriosis cysts and fibroids over the years. He eventually performed my hyster...(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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