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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Maplewood, 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.
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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. John's Hospital
1655 Beam Ave #206
Maplewood MN 55109
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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
|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)
| ||Jon NIELSEN MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa :
"I was sent to Dr. N after my OBGYN of 10 years had to make a choice to not perform my hysterectomy. When my husband and I met with Dr. N we felt an instant connection with him. He walked us through...(Read More)
| ||Mark Robert LAROSE MD.|
Suggestion by Katie :
"Dr. Larose really listens and investigates all avenues before providing you with a recommendation. I was his patient for initial infertlilty treatments endometriosis concerns and then eventually for...(Read More)
| ||Robert Penn MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Jessica :
"Dr. Miller is the best OB/GYN you can get in MN. He is professional kind really listens to your issues. He had done my hysterctomy and it was the best surgery I have ever had. My pregnancy was dif...(Read More)
| ||Mark Andrew ELIAS MD.|
Suggestion by Anita :
"Dr Elias is a skilled surgeon as well as a compassionate human being. I originally went to him for a second opinion about surgery recommended by another doctor. My original doctor was very experienced...(Read More)
| ||Vickie Lee DENNIS MD.|
Saint Cloud, MN
Suggestion by Bjindra :
"Vickie is a very kind and compassionate doctor. She takes the time with you to answer all your questions and I never feel rushed when I see her. She has done two surgeries for me and I am comfortabl...(Read More)
| ||Ragnvald MJANGER MD.|
Saint Paul, MN
Suggestion by Gail H :
"As well as being an expert in his field Dr. Mjanger has a very personal touch that is not often seen in Physicians in this day and age. On my first visit he sat and explained all of the options that...(Read More)
| ||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)
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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