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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)
| ||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)
| ||Charles Robert STANHOPE MD.|
Suggestion by Jane :
"Dr. Stanhope is a Gyn/Onc with the Mayo Clinic who performed my hysterectomy for possible ovarian cancer. It turned out to be ovarian cancer so my surgery involved the debulking required for cancer....(Read More)
| ||Patricia Jeanne HUBERTY MD.|
Saint Paul, MN
Suggestion by Carolina :
"Know what it's like to walk into a doctor's office and have them tell you what they think before you even open your mouth? NOT ME. Dr Huberty has many times had hour long consultations with me l...(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)
| ||Kimberly BEECHER MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle C :
"I had her throughout my first pregnancy.First off she is a woman!How much better can you get than that?NextShe gave me every possible test (on time) I needed to take.She was very willing to help out...(Read More)
| ||Roger Walker RHODES MD.|
Suggestion by Sherice :
"I have seen Dr Roger Rhodes off and on for over 10 years. First for infertility issues (resolved by adoption) then for menstration issues resulting in a total abdominal hysterectomy on November 30...(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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