| Hysterectomy Resources for Brainerd, MN |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Brainerd, MN, 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.
|St. Joseph's Medical Center
523 N 3rd St
Brainerd MN 56401
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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
| ||Carol Lynn UHLMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy Schmidt :
"Dr. Uhlman is a very good gynecologist. I was very happy to have her as my doctor. Very caring and very knowledgeable. I had a hysterectomy and Dr. Uhlman was my doctor....(Read More)
|Eric ENGLISH MD.|
St. Paul, MN
Suggestion by Jane :
"After suffered many many months of excessive bleeding and a lot of very painful procedures (that didn't work) with my previous OB/GYN I knew it was time to find a new doctor. I was referred to Dr. E...(Read More)
| ||Shannon Elizabeth HARRIS MD.|
Suggestion by Denise G :
"She's a great DR and really knew her stuff. She has a great personality. She's cheerfulfriendly and trustworthy. She did my Needle Biopsy and Hysterrectomy. She personally called when I left a m...(Read More)
| ||James Albert SEBASTIAN MD.|
Suggestion by ironranger :
"I went to see Dr Sebastian (OBGYN) for infertility issues. I had been referred to him by a few friends & when I was trying to conceive a child & needed more help & info then my regular OBGYN could giv...(Read More)
| ||William Arthur CLIBY MD.|
Suggestion by Martha Moss :
"My daughter was diagnosed with OVCA last year he did the surgery and was so through. I am a retired nurse and have a good sense about a doctors qualifications. Mayo was a absolute best choice for us...(Read More)
| ||Gary Michael BAKKER MD.|
Saint Cloud, MN
Suggestion by Jean Adler :
"Dr. Bakker has been my doctor since the early nineties. When I was trying to conceive (I was in my late 30's) he was always so supportive and caring. He is extremely popular and difficult to get an...(Read More)
| ||Shawn SEVERSON MD.|
Suggestion by Joni Neiman :
"My family practice doctor referred me to Dr. Shawn at age 46. Since I was a teen I had struggled with extreme monthly cramps. Dr. Shawn listened to my story and all the things I had tried meds I'd...(Read More)
| ||Linda Jean MAAG MD.|
Suggestion by L. Teckman :
"Dr. Maag performed my hysterectomy and is highly professional and thorough. I had mine laprascopically with no complications and an amazingly speedy recovery. She is not quick to recommend surgery b...(Read More)
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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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