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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
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Quanita Crable, M.D.
8160 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas TX 75231
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
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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)
| ||Jennifer Lynn COHN MD.|
Suggestion by Sheila :
"Dr. Coh is a OB/GYN and about two years ago I started seeing her. I was having extremely bad periods and for the past year and a half. She had performed and endimetrial ablation and that helped with t...(Read More)
| ||Rajan Andres PASTORIZA MD.|
Suggestion by Marlene R :
"I wanted to share with you a little bit about my Dr. His name is Dr. R. A. Pastoriza. He is the most amazing doctor i have ever gone to. I was very scared when I went to him the first time but from...(Read More)
| ||Douglas Martin PORTZ MD.|
Suggestion by Deborah Regal Coller :
"I have been a patient of Dr.Portz for the past 2 years. He has performed an endometrial ablation and hysterectomy (vaginalhysterectomey dueto prolasped uterus adenomeiosis and endometriosis) along w...(Read More)
| ||Richard Gary HERMAN DO.|
Suggestion by chantale h :
"Dr. Herman is a doctor that listens to your concerns. He is a very thorough Dr and takes into consideration your requests. He takes time to talk to you and not at you and I really appreciate that...(Read More)
| ||Duane HEILBRONN MD.|
Suggestion by patricia s :
"Dr Heilbronn explains every detail about procedures that he proposes. He answers all your questions and doesn't let you feel like any question is silly. He's very laid back and does his best to ma...(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)
| ||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)
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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