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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
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
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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)
| ||James NIX MD.|
Suggestion by Laura :
"He did a wonderful job of caring for me before during and after my hysterectomy. He is professional and listens well....(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)
| ||Gerry Francis ELLIS MD.|
Suggestion by Bette S :
"Dr. Ellis has been my gyn. for over 20 years. I have only been pregnant one time and it ended in miscarriage. Four years ago my husband and I adopted a precious baby boy. After many years of liter...(Read More)
| ||Rebecca Stewart MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Amber :
"Dr Miller is a wonderful doctor. She is so nice and is willing to talk with you about your concerns! She is never in a hurry and takes time with you....(Read More)
| ||William JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Heather R :
"He did my hysterectomy for severe endometriosis and let me keep my cervix and right ovary because they were fine. He is a great docor who will always fit you in when you need him and will always liste...(Read More)
| ||Marshall Dean SHOEMAKER MD.|
Suggestion by endosuffer :
"I highly recommend Dr Shoemaker. He is a excellent doctor. When my daughter was born we did not know before hand that she had Down Syndrome. We were shocked to say the least. Dr Shoemaker was not on c...(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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