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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in St Louis Park, 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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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)
| ||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)
| ||Peter Alexander ARGENTA MD.|
Suggestion by Laura :
"Dr. Peter Argenta is one of the most highly respected gynecology oncologists in the state of Minnesota. He is meticulous gentle talented compassionate and he has a great sense of humor. I am an...(Read More)
| ||Stephen Edward THORN MD.|
Albert Lea, MN
Suggestion by Jen :
"A friend of mine referred me to this doctor and I was able to make an appointment and see him within a couple of months. I had suspicions that I have endometriosis and I was not getting pregnant when...(Read More)
| ||Erika Lynn JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy Knox :
"Dr. Johnsom performed my hysterectomy and did a great job. She is very caring and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed at office visits and she listened to me on how I felt. I would recomend...(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)
| ||Carrie Ann TERRELL MD.|
Suggestion by Julie Eull :
"Sher helped me though what I thought would be a very tramatic experience. She was very patient and explained in detail what would happen prior to surgery and answered all my questions post op. She...(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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