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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Edgewood, KY, 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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|St. Elizabeth Medical Center South (aka St Elizabeth Health Care)
1 Medical Village Dr
Edgewood KY 41017
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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
| ||Parag PATEL MD.|
Suggestion by Robin OBrien :
"Dr Patel is one of the few drs in this area doing the LSH. I had my hysterectomy on 12/6/06 and am doing great!! I had a shorter recovery period and less pain than both of my sisters who had the tradi...(Read More)
|Susan MUELLER MD.|
Suggestion by ROSE :
"SUSAN IS A EXCELLENT DR.! SHES ALSO A EXCELLENT SURGEON! I LOVE HERSHE DID MY HYSTERECTOMY NOW SHES DELIVERING MY FIRST GRANDBABYSHES SO ATTENTIVE ITS UNREALIF YOU MEET HER YOU WILL INSTANTLY LIKE...(Read More)
|Thomas GREEN MD.|
Suggestion by Pam Jackson :
"Dr. Green is very caring and considerate. He was very patient with me and carefully explained all the details of the procedure prior to surgery. Murray Women's Clinic has a wonderful reputation and...(Read More)
| ||Shona C MURRAY MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie :
"Dr Murray is a wonderful and compassionate doctor. Although unsuccessful she tried her very best to help me. She listened to my concerns took time with me believed in my pain and tried to 'fix' me....(Read More)
| ||Pamela Mcquillen HILL MD.|
Suggestion by Jaime :
"Dr. Hill is a part of Total Woman here in Louisville. They offer mammograms in their office you don't have to go somewhere else. Here are a few of the other things they offer in office: dexa scan br...(Read More)
| ||Kiran BHATIA MD.|
Fort Mitchell, KY
Suggestion by Mindy :
"She LISTENED to me and I believe she knows what she's doing! She figured out what was wrong with me when no else did. After my surgery I never got the chance to thank her. I take my daughter to her...(Read More)
| ||Jack C BLACKSTONE MD.|
Suggestion by Teresa :
"Dr. Blackstone performed a da Vinci robotic hysterectomy on me in November. I recovered quickly and with no complications. I found the doctor and his staff to be knowledgeable and very caring. I would...(Read More)
| ||Angela Santosh SAXENA MD.|
Suggestion by Celeste Doss :
"I have been seeing Dr Saxena for several month`s now . She did a Lap to figure out the pain I have been dealing with for years . So figured out I had Adenomyosis and suggested a LSH . She let me take...(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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