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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Rochester, 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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|Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester
200 First Street SW
Rochester MN 55905
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Elizabeth STEWART MD.|
Suggestion by MA patient :
"Dr. Stewart is the BEST OBGYN Surgeon! She is moving from Boston to Minnesota in 2007--they are very lucky to get her! She is an OBGYN/Endocrinology with expert surgical skills! Trustworthy smart...(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)
|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)
| ||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)
| ||Timothy Roy BEISWENGER MD.|
Suggestion by KateHanke :
"Dr. Beiswenger handled my hysterectomy. He was very well informed on alternative procedures and very thorough in looking at all of my options. he is an excellent surgeon and has wonderful bedside ma...(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.
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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