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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Surprise, AZ, 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.
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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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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:
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|Shelly R MESSER MD.|
Suggestion by susan :
"Great OBGYN doctor! Very good listener and answered all of our questions. We would recommmend this doctor....(Read More)
|Richard DEMIR MD.|
Suggestion by Pat T :
"I went to Dr. Demir with health problems related to a large fibroid tumor on my uterus. Dr. Demir performed a laproscopic hysterectomy. The tumor was nearly 2 lbs. He saw me the next morning to let me...(Read More)
|Scott CRAWFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Megan C :
"Dr. Crawford helped me so much- I had endometriosis and eventually had 6 surgeries including a hysterectomy and oopherectomy. He is a highly skilled surgeon as well as a caring doctor. He listened...(Read More)
| ||Ivor BENJAMIN MD.|
Suggestion by Lori Clark :
"Ivor Benjamin is a very compassionate man who is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology for St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona. He is a very personable doctor with a great be...(Read More)
| ||Steven James LABAND MD.|
Suggestion by Danelle Tavares :
"Dr. Laband is an extremely thorough and caring doctor. He takes the time to know hispatients and listen to any and all concerns. There is never that "hurry up I am on a schedule" feeling that is so...(Read More)
| ||Richard Wayne WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Crystal B :
"Many people ask me to recommend an ob when they move to the area. I can honestly say Dr. Rick Wilson's personality was made for this job. He understands women and their needs. This is a doctor truely...(Read More)
| ||Jerry NEUMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie Boggs :
"Specialty is gynecology (no longer does ob) I have been a patient of Dr. Neuman since 1978. He provides excellent service to me in that he allots time to discuss and answer questions; he is not qu...(Read More)
| ||Valerie Jo SCHOLTEN MD.|
Suggestion by Laura W :
"My first experience with Valerie Scholten was for an emergency ectopic pregnancy surgery in 2000. I have been going back to her office for annuals since then. I have discovered that 2 of my friends ha...(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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