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Hysterectomy Resources for Alabaster, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Alabaster, AL, 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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Doctors in or near Alabaster, AL - Find More Doctors
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Donna Chester, M.D.
2841 Debarr Rd
Anchorage AK 99508
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Alabaster, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Shelby Baptist Medical Center
1000 1st St North
Alabaster AL 35007
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
| ||James Wynn BELYEU MD.|
Suggestion by Luanne Anderson :
"This man is a Godsend! He is the Hormone King of Kings! I am in my 30's and had a total hysterectomy 5 years ago so needless to say my body wasn't ready for this Surgical Menopause. Thanks to my...(Read More)
| ||John Mabry MORGAN MD.|
Suggestion by TaDe :
"He is the greatest he did my hysterectomy. He is very compassionate and caring. He spends alot of time expaining things to you. He is treats the entire "you" not just the problem or concern at hand....(Read More)
| ||Leon Wrensford LEWIS MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor. He is patient thorough and extremely intelligent. I have had a few OBGyn and Dr. Lewis is the only one that I have been 100% happy with. I have already referred a fri...(Read More)
| ||Gwenn Marie MCKENZIE MD.|
Suggestion by cindy :
"Dr. McKenzie has delivered 2 of my children by C-section and did my hysterectomy. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He is a very caring and compasionate christian doctor. He prays with you before y...(Read More)
| ||Jon Michael ADCOCK MD.|
Suggestion by Tricia :
"I drive 80 miles to see this doctor. His treatment manner is absolutely the best. He truly cares about his patients and will take the time with me to find out the entire story behind a problem. He...(Read More)
| ||Don Allan WHEELER MD.|
Suggestion by Annette :
"With the help of friends I was able to find one of the finest doctors I've ever met trusted felt comfortable with and very professional. I had lost my trust in doctors for several years and thank...(Read More)
| ||Angela MCCOOL MD.|
Suggestion by Karon R :
"I started seeing Dr. McCool in late 2009 as a referral from my general practice doctor. Since then I have had a laparoscopic procedure to diagnose endometriosis and a laparoscopic hysterectomy both...(Read More)
| ||Charles Franklin WARREN MD.|
Suggestion by Desi :
"this physician specializes in repair work in females and in hysterctomies etc. he was recommended by a surgical nurse who had been in surgery for 20 yrs; she said he would be the one she would choos...(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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