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Hysterectomy Resources for Bridgeton, MO
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Bridgeton, MO, 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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Doctors in or near Bridgeton, MO - Find More Doctors
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
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Hospitals in or near Bridgeton, MO - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|DePaul Health Center
12303 DePaul Dr
Bridgeton MO 63044
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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
| ||Ravi S JOHAR MD.|
Suggestion by K Jones :
"Dr. Johar is not only knowledgable and highly regarded in our community he is also professional and compassionate. I would recommend Dr. Johar to any woman in need of an ob/gyn. Dr. Johar actually...(Read More)
| ||Uneeda M LEVERETT MD.|
Lees Summit, MO
Suggestion by Michelle :
"Dr. Leverett really cares about your concerns and will spend as much time with you as you need her too...She's very knowledgeable and very friendly......(Read More)
| ||Kenneth HOLT MD.|
Suggestion by Joanie :
"Dr. Holt was a God send. I had a botched hysterectomy and had already had another surgery to fix that to no avail. Someone suggested Dr. Holt to me and I can genuinely say he saved my life. Not only d...(Read More)
| ||Alampur Vijaya KUMARI MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Michelle N :
"great bedside matter. Will answer any and all questions that you have. Stays in constant contact with her patients....(Read More)
| ||John Robert PATTY DO.|
Poplar Bluff, MO
Suggestion by Debbie :
"He is the most caring doctor that I've ever seen. He is extremely busy but takes time to listen to your concerns and he even called me at home after my surgery to see if I was o.k. I appreciate the f...(Read More)
| ||Richard Joel GIMPELSON MD.|
Suggestion by Kris :
"Went to Dr. Gimpelson for a second opinion. I can't believe how lucky I got. He is wonderful. The whole office is awesome. I truly know they have passion for what they do. His experience and know...(Read More)
| ||Laird Arthur BELL MD.|
Suggestion by Sherie Thrasher :
"I met Dr Bell for the 1st time yesterday. He listened to my concerns (and complaints) and gave me suggestions to fix the problem. Then he asked me what I wanted to see done and we came to an agreement...(Read More)
| ||Kathy Cartier MAUPIN MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Gretchen Vollmer :
"I recommend Dr. Maupin because she is kind fun optimistic well-read intuitive spiritual and an excellent physician/surgeon and a patient advocate. This boils down to a great physician with a won...(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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