| Hysterectomy Resources for Kansas City, KS |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Kansas City, 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.
|Kansas University Hospital Authority
2015 West 39th Street
Kansas City KS 66160
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Samantha DURLAND MD.|
Suggestion by Kathleen Clark :
"After 2 years of problems with my menstrual cycle and trying numerous options from my regular physician I was referred to Dr. Durland by a friend. On my first visit I explained my problems what I'd...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Joan Marie SCHIEBER MD.|
Suggestion by mjk9796 :
"Dr. Schieber is smart patient down to earth has a great sense of humor and is very kind. Even though she's very busy she will spend time with you to patiently answer all your questions. On my very...(Read More)
| ||James MIRABLE MD.|
Overland Park, KS
Suggestion by Colleen Simental :
"I met Dr. Mirable back in 1992. I was new in town and picked his name from the provider book because I knew how to get to his office...it was the BEST selection I've ever made. When I met Dr. Mirable...(Read More)
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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