| Hysterectomy Resources for St Paul, MN |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in St Paul, 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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Ask A Doctor
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)
| ||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)
| ||Gary Michael BAKKER MD.|
Saint Cloud, MN
Suggestion by Jean Adler :
"Dr. Bakker has been my doctor since the early nineties. When I was trying to conceive (I was in my late 30's) he was always so supportive and caring. He is extremely popular and difficult to get an...(Read More)
| ||Patricia JUDSON MD.|
Suggestion by Debi Colucci :
"OB/GYN Oncologist Stage III Ovarian Cancer 10/03 surgery & chemo. Compassionate gentle intellegent experienced thorough dedicated to patient and field. Sometimes overscheduled but worth the w...(Read More)
| ||David Allen KROSKA MD.|
Saint Cloud, MN
Suggestion by buddy61 :
"I had awesome results from the daVinci hysterectomy surgery! He is an excellent doctor!!!...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
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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