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Hysterectomy Resources for Kalamazoo, MI
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Kalamazoo, 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.
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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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|Bronson Methodist Hospital
601 John St
Kalamazoo MI 49007
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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
| ||Joseph Leo RIETHMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy :
"Dr. Riethman is the first male ob/gyn that I have gone to in about fifteen years. I found him to be extremely good at listening very capable very knowledgable very willing to answer every single q...(Read More)
| ||Robert Neil WINTER MD.|
Suggestion by Annemarie :
"I was first referred to Dr. Winter due to abnormal paps. As time went on other issues developed and he recommended an MRI. As it turned out I had one fibroid the size of a cantaloupe and another t...(Read More)
| ||Malcolm Ronald HAMILTON MD.|
Suggestion by Lena Drenth :
"Dr Hamilton was caring and attentive to my needs. He has a sense of humor- but even more importantly a true knack for solving medical problems. As a person with apprehension in this area he made me...(Read More)
| ||Zylkia Maria RODRIGUEZ MD.|
Suggestion by Susan Fennema :
"She is my OB/Gyn and a Board-certified surgeon. She was my surgeon when I had a hysterectomy. She is experienced takes time to answer questions is willing to consider alternatives....(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)
| ||Hana Salman NAJAR MD.|
Suggestion by Janet :
"I was a patient of Dr. Najar's for 4 years until this year because of insurence reasons. I highly recommend her. She is not a o.b just a gyno. She alway's took her time with me and listened!!! She...(Read More)
| ||Andrew MARKOWITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Irene T :
"He has been my doctor for 23 years. He has deliver 8 of my children and one of my grandchildren. He is compassionate caring and very concerned about your health. He does not hesitate to call you back...(Read More)
| ||Kristine E MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Lorie :
"I have had my share of physicians in my life and without question Dr. Miller is one of the best. I had decided to get a second opinion due to my uneasiness with a previous OB/GYN doctor and I could no...(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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