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Hysterectomy Resources for Tucson, AZ
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Tucson, 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.
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 Tucson, AZ - Find More Doctors
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Tucson, AZ - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Northwest Medical Center
6200 N Lacholla Blvd
Tucson AZ 85741
|University Medical Center
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson AZ 85724
|Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
3601 S 6th Ave
Tucson AZ 85723
|Tucson Medical Center
5301 E Grant Rd
Tucson AZ 85712
|Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson AZ 85711
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
| ||Catherine M WESTERBAND MD.|
Suggestion by Rose :
"I met Dr. Catherine Westerband two years ago when she delivered my granddaughter. My daughter had been in labor for many hours and Dr. Westerband gave her a final 15 minutes before she would interve...(Read More)
| ||Martha Ellen LAIRD MD.|
Suggestion by KellyR :
"Dr. Laird is by far the best OB/GYN in the Tucson area. She performed my hysterectomy in 2001 after moving here in 2000. With no help from my doctor in my previous area Dr. Laird took pro-active step...(Read More)
| ||Francisco A R GARCIA MD.|
Suggestion by Nzinga Johnson :
"Dr Garcia was great when he first told me I should consider having a hysterectomy until my final follow-up appt. He was very knowledgeable and didn't force his opinion on me. He encouraged me to seek...(Read More)
| ||Juan Manuel ARREGUIN MD.|
Suggestion by Rosalie V :
"I recommend this Dr. because he is caring and symphathetic. I had a Total Vaginal Hysterectomy done and came out of that with little pain....(Read More)
| ||John Paul GRAZIANO MD.|
Suggestion by Joyce H :
"He is the BEST doctor in Tucson. He treats his patients with kindness and compassion. He listens when you have something to say and takes the time needed to answer any and all of your question....(Read More)
| ||Catherine Paige BRAINARD MD.|
Suggestion by Nadine :
"She has been my doctor for the last 16 years for OB and Gyno-related health. She has taken excellent care of me and truly provides a personal interest in my well-being....(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)
| ||Karen Sue ADDIS MD.|
Suggestion by martha :
"I've been a patient of Dr. Addis for the past 5 years. I've had a complete hysterectomy and had one ovary removed. I have found Dr. Addis to be comforting knowledgeable and takes her time with her pa...(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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