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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
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Christian Chouchani, M.D.
30 NORTH UNION RD
BUFFALO NY 14221
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
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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)
| ||Paul George HAKIM MD.|
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Suggestion by Bliss Ledford :
"Dr Hakim made all the difference. ~ Uses Divinci Robot with skill & has for a long time ~ Was the first Dr at his facility to get training to use Divinci ~ Listens & explains he's reachable ~ Con...(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)
| ||Geron Dean TURKE DO.|
Grand Rapids, MI
Suggestion by Shannon :
"Dr. Turke is great! He is very straight forward and detailed in his explainations. He seemed to genuinely care about what I was going through and making sure that my experience turned out positve. It...(Read More)
| ||Thomas William JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa V :
"Dr. Johnson is a wonderful doctor! He has a good bedside manner. After my first visit I was impressed by his demeanor and knowledge of my problem. I had a hysterectomy due to a large fibroid...(Read More)
| ||Michael Kenneth CONLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Ramona :
"Dr. Conley is an OB/GYN and is very understanding of women's health concerns. He listens and is able to dig deeper into what his patient's problems may be. I have been to 4 different doctors 2 of wh...(Read More)
| ||Paul Marvin BYRNES MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy Koch :
"Dr. Byrnes is not my regular doctor but I was referred to him when I needed a hysterectomy. I felt he took great care of me. He also took time to make my husband feel a part of the decision making. He...(Read More)
| ||Denise Rae SCHIEBOUT DO.|
Grosse Ile, MI
Suggestion by Sharee :
"Denise Schiebout OBGYN is one of the most compassionate understanding and knowledgeable Doctors I have come across in a very long time. She keeps up with current procedures for womens care easy...(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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