| Hysterectomy Resources for Edina, MN |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Edina, 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.
|Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave South
Edina MN 55435
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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
| ||Charles HAISLETT MD.|
Suggestion by Laurie Moser :
"He is an expert in endometrosis. He is the FIRST OB/GYN who actually took the time to listen to my symptoms and to really care about what was going on with my health. He is an excellent surgeon a ver...(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)
| ||Nancy Mae DICKERSON MD.|
Suggestion by Janine Mattfield :
"I came to see Dr. Dickerson for a third opinion and consultation after seeing a doctor unwilling to do surgery and a surgeon that made me extremely uncomfortable. I found Dr. Dickerson on Allina...(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)
| ||Kevin Alexander HALLMAN MD.|
Saint Paul, MN
Suggestion by T :
"After dealing with progressively worsening GYN issues for a decade several of my co-workers suggested I see Dr. Hallman. It took me a while to make the initial appt as I was afraid I'd be once again...(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)
| ||Matthew R HOPKINS MD.|
Suggestion by Mary Duncan :
"I had not had a gyn exam for many years and went to Dr. Hopkins due to heavy painful periods. He took extra time with me to explain all the options open to me and after test results came back too...(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)
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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