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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.
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|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)
| ||Patricia JUDSON MD.|
Suggestion by Debi Colucci :
"OB/GYN Oncologist Stage III Ovarian Cancer 10/03 surgery & chemo. Compassionate gentle intellegent experienced thorough dedicated to patient and field. Sometimes overscheduled but worth the w...(Read More)
| ||Richard GOSEN MD.|
Suggestion by KM41 :
"I went to three pysicians for painful periods before finding Dr. Gosen. He was the first and only Dr. that was diligent in finding what my problem was. (Endometriosis) I was diagnosed properly swift...(Read More)
| ||Sean Christopher DOWDY MD.|
Suggestion by Jean B :
"Excellent gynegologic oncologist. Presently conducting a research project to detect uterine cancer like cervical cancer is detected (pap smear). Fantastic surgeon very personable....(Read More)
| ||Rwanda CAMPBELL MD.|
St. Cloud, MN
Suggestion by Monica De Leon :
"Dr. Campbell I know personally but she saw me after I had my surgery and gave me a lot of information before I had it. She is knowledgeable and experienced. She listens and is compassionate....(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)
| ||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)
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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