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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
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Terry Grogg, M.D.
4461 S Broadway Suite 200
Grove City OH 43123
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
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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)
| ||Diana BITNER MD.|
Grand Rapids, MI
Suggestion by Melissa :
"Dr. Bitner is a wonderful doctor who really cares about her patients and has a wonderful bedside manner. She greets you with a hug when she sees you and she really listens. She is very sympathetic i...(Read More)
| ||Roger Dennis BEYER MD.|
Paw Paw, MI
Suggestion by Sue :
"This is a doctor who will actually listen to your health concerns without worrying about the clock or rushing out of the room once he does hear what you have to say. I would recommend this doctor to...(Read More)
| ||James Mark NEUBECK MD.|
Suggestion by Debi :
"Dr Neubeck has helped me through trying to get pregnant 2 pregnancies many issues with my cervix ovaries uturus and ultimately a hysterectomy. When I had my first ovary removed he worked with m...(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)
| ||Anthony IMUDIA MD.|
Suggestion by D. B. :
"Did my Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy. Great bedside manner. Really put me at ease....(Read More)
| ||April Marie SARVIS MD.|
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Suggestion by Carolyn :
"Dr. Sarvis is a great doctor. She is the only doctor that offered me a referral for a UFE when I was looking for an alternative to hysterectomy. I also went back to her later for an abdominal myomec...(Read More)
| ||Paul Edward THIELKING MD.|
Suggestion by Jilliann :
"I have been a patient for Dr. Thielking for over three years now. He has always helped me make decisions that are in my best interest. He is very knowledgable in his field of work. He takes the tim...(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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