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Hysterectomy Resources for Pontiac, MI
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Pontiac, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Pontiac, MI - Find More Doctors
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA 30342
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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Hospitals in or near Pontiac, MI - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac MI 48341
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
|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)
| ||Ahmad AL-JERDI DO.|
Suggestion by Suzanne :
"Dr Al-Jerdi has been my ob/gyn for over 10 years. He has walked with me through the issues I have had during that time with love patience support and a listening ear. His love for his patients is...(Read More)
| ||Karen BARTSCHT-WALKER MD.|
Suggestion by Cheryl A. Widmayer :
"Dr Karen Bartscht-Walker is a wonderful listener and treats you like a friend and with respect. She is also one of the highest recommended Gyn surgeon's in Michigan. I would highly recommend Dr. Wal...(Read More)
| ||Benjamin Shianben CHEN MD.|
Grosse Pointe, MI
Suggestion by Ladia Jones :
"I went to this doctor for fibroid tumors. My situation was severe because I was extremely anemic. He recommended a hysterectomy and he did an awesome explaining everything as well as the procedure. He...(Read More)
| ||Thomas William JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa V :
"Dr. Johnson is a wonderful doctor! He has a good bedside manner. After my first visit I was impressed by his demeanor and knowledge of my problem. I had a hysterectomy due to a large fibroid...(Read More)
| ||Deborah RUSSELL MD.|
Suggestion by Jean Dey :
"This OB-GYN is pro-breastfeeding. She promotes and encourages holistic measures. Dr. Russell possesses an unusually high level of communication with her patients....(Read More)
| ||Tempest A ALLEN MD.|
Suggestion by Heather V :
"I totally recommend Dr. Tempest Allen. she is WONDERFULL. She saved my life not only once but twice. With out this woman I wouldnt be here. She takes the time to listen to you and find out what is wr...(Read More)
| ||David Michael MAGYAR DO.|
Suggestion by Tina W :
"After going to an ob/gyn who demanded I have a hysterectomy immediately because he claimed my fibroid tumor could not be removed and insisting I could still have a uterine sarcoma I searched out an on...(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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