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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Flint, MI, 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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|McLaren Regional Medical Center
401 S Ballenger Hwy
Flint MI 48532
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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
| ||James LINDEMULDER MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle :
"He is awesome! He checked me out thouroughly before recommending a laproscopy discussed all medication options possible side effects benefits and negatives. I finally ended up going with a hyster...(Read More)
|Charles LELAND MD.|
Ann Arbor, MI
Suggestion by Gigi :
"Dr. Charles Leland is an excellent Ob/gyn. He is a christian doctor who listens to all you have to say. He is very friendly and upbeat. He was very thorough with me before my hysterectomy checking...(Read More)
| ||Rita Prasad ECKENRODE MD.|
Ann Arbor, MI
Suggestion by Alexis :
"I jut recently had a hysterectomy.Dr. Eckenrode did the surgery. She is a very through. She explained the whole prodeedure to me and what to expect before I even went in to surgery. Then when I got ou...(Read More)
| ||Edward T MERKEL MD.|
Suggestion by C F :
"Dr. Merkel is a wonderful physician. When I went in for surgery dealing with uterine fibroids it was not planned that I would end up having a hysterectomy although he took the time to discuss every...(Read More)
| ||Catherine Ann CHARTIER MD.|
Suggestion by Maria Dublin :
"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Chartier. She is an amazing doctor and surgeon. She has been my ob/gyn for around 10 years -- and she performed my hysterectomy approximately five year...(Read More)
| ||Domenic Russel FEDERICO MD.|
Grand Rapids, MI
Suggestion by Karen D. :
"My doctor was very thorough with his explanation of procedures. He was attentive and caring never rushing me during visits. Before and after my hysterectomy he personally called me at home to see h...(Read More)
| ||John Francis RANDOLPH MD.|
Ann Arbor, MI
Suggestion by VIcky N from Kalamazoo :
"Dr. John Randolph has been my gynecologist for 16 years now.He works together with my urologist Dr. McGuire with my disease of Interstitial cystitis. He also operated on me 16 years ago and removed en...(Read More)
| ||Lijia ZHU MD.|
Suggestion by Stacy J :
"I was going to a different doctor before but she ended up changing offices and I couldn't follow her so my mother suggested Dr. Zhu and I have been happy to be her patient! Great bedside chatter ge...(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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