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Hysterectomy Resources for Traverse City, MI
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Traverse City, 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 Traverse City, MI - Find More Doctors
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Traverse City, MI - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Munson Medical Center
1105 6th St
Traverse City MI 49684
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)
| ||Anthony Vincent INDOVINA DO.|
Suggestion by Robin :
"Very thorough informative Doctor good bedside manner and follow-up only neg. is he is not very open to alternative hormone therapies. But he is a skiled surgeon-I recommend him!...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Lawrence W WHITE DO.|
Sterling Heights, MI
Suggestion by Jessica :
"Dr. White was my OB/GYN for many years. The only reason he is not still is that I moved too far away to continue seeing him. He is a godsend ad directly responsible for the healthy delivery of my 3...(Read More)
| ||Richard Scott DUFF MD.|
Rochester Hills, MI
Suggestion by Joanne B :
"I have been a patient of this doctor for 20 years. He has delivered all of my children via c-section. Not only has he met my female needs he has explained clearly why he is doing something in a cer...(Read More)
| ||Joseph Leo RIETHMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy :
"Dr. Riethman is the first male ob/gyn that I have gone to in about fifteen years. I found him to be extremely good at listening very capable very knowledgable very willing to answer every single q...(Read More)
| ||Hana Salman NAJAR MD.|
Suggestion by Janet :
"I was a patient of Dr. Najar's for 4 years until this year because of insurence reasons. I highly recommend her. She is not a o.b just a gyno. She alway's took her time with me and listened!!! She...(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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