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Hysterectomy Resources for St. Joseph, MI
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in St. Joseph, 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.
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Doctors in or near St. Joseph, MI - Find More Doctors
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
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Hospitals in or near St. Joseph, MI - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Lakeland Medical Center St. Joseph
1234 Napier Ave
St. Joseph MI 49085
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)
| ||Malcolm Ronald HAMILTON MD.|
Suggestion by Lena Drenth :
"Dr Hamilton was caring and attentive to my needs. He has a sense of humor- but even more importantly a true knack for solving medical problems. As a person with apprehension in this area he made me...(Read More)
| ||Robert Neil WINTER MD.|
Suggestion by Annemarie :
"I was first referred to Dr. Winter due to abnormal paps. As time went on other issues developed and he recommended an MRI. As it turned out I had one fibroid the size of a cantaloupe and another t...(Read More)
| ||Yuvelle EATON-MCFARLAND MD.|
Suggestion by Juliet Brown :
"Dr. McFarland was the one who originally made my diagnosis of cervical cancer. She was thorough in my exams and extremely helpful when I had any questions regarding "where do I go from here"? From th...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Steven Alan MIGDAL MD.|
West Bloomfield, MI
Suggestion by tchrpet521 :
"Dr. Migdal is a caring kind excellent doctor. His staff is also very caring and will go out of their way to help you. He is generally very punctual and appointments are easy to schedule. He is ver...(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)
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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