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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
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Wayne NJ 07450
|Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA 30342
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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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)
| ||Gloria SHORT MD.|
Suggestion by Katherine Fowler :
"Dr. Short is not only a great ob/gyn but also a great friendly caring person. She will take the time you need with her and will work with you with any concerns you have. I recently worked with her...(Read More)
| ||Ahmet HELVACIOGLU MD.|
Suggestion by Andie :
"In a time when we are all rushed and have to sit and wait on many doctors it is truly a blessing to find one like Dr. Helva. He is a very attentive concerned and knowledgable doctor. He is up to dat...(Read More)
| ||William David SUMMERS MD.|
Suggestion by Kim Mondello :
"Dr. Summers is one of the most compationate Doctors I have ever met. He treets you more like a friend than a patient much less a case. He tries all he can to accomedate his patients....(Read More)
| ||James WEST MD.|
Suggestion by leeslynn :
"I would like to recomend Dr West OB GYN because of the excellent care I recieved. I have been seeing him since I moved to this area in 1993. He performed a type of Thermachoice in 98 that complete...(Read More)
| ||Barbara Louise MOERSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Anita :
"Dr. Moersch is my GYN. She always talks to her patients with care and concern. She wants to be all women have all the children they want prior to any surgery like me with my hysterectomy. She talks...(Read More)
| ||Raymond Larry SHEPPARD MD.|
Suggestion by Jilly :
"After years of other doctors misdiagnosing me (to include telling me it was all in my head) I came to the office of Dr. Sheppard Sr. He was SO thorough. He refused just make assumptions based on sym...(Read More)
| ||Alex CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Rosemary Battles :
"Dr. Alex Childs is a wonderful Dr. in practice with Dr. C. Paul Perry. He is a very caring christian man that really cares for the wellbeing of his patients. He and Dr. Perry solved my pelvic pain p...(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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