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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Southfield, 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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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
| ||Donald Richard BLITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Lynn Herrick :
"Dr. Blitz has been my gynecologist for many years and he is the best doctor I've ever had. He's shepherded me very kindly through some difficult times (most recently cervical cancer) and I can tell...(Read More)
| ||Ethan N GOLDSTEIN MD.|
Suggestion by Mary Jo :
"Dr. Goldstein performed the Da Vinci hysterectomy on me in October 2009. The procedure went extremely well and I had one night's stay in the hospital. My recovery from the surgery has been amazing. Th...(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)
| ||Andrew VANSLOOTEN MD.|
Grand Rapids, MI
Suggestion by Lori :
"Dr. VanSlooten helped me through two very difficult pregnancies fertility issues and uterine complications. He has an amazing bedside manner a wealth of knowledge and always treats you like you a...(Read More)
| ||Katherýne PASQUE MD.|
Suggestion by Stephannie Weary :
"Dr. Pasque was recommended by my primary care physician. She performed a supra-cervical abdominal hysterectomy on me and my results have been wonderful. The incision was only 4 inches long vertical...(Read More)
| ||Michele Anne GARDNER MD.|
Suggestion by Wendy Knox :
"Dr. Garner sat with me and listened to my situation and acknowledged my concerns. She gave me all my options and expalined the pros and cons of every option. Once we decided on a complete hyster...(Read More)
| ||Denise Marie WARREN DO.|
Suggestion by Devida Macleod :
"Dr Warren was wondrful. I went to her for female problems. She discussed several options with me. She told be about the benefits and risks of each. When I decided on a hysterectomy she was great....(Read More)
| ||Rita Prasad ECKENRODE MD.|
Ann Arbor, MI
Suggestion by Alexis :
"I jut recently had a hysterectomy.Dr. Eckenrode did the surgery. She is a very through. She explained the whole prodeedure to me and what to expect before I even went in to surgery. Then when I got ou...(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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