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Hysterectomy Resources for Columbia, MO
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Columbia, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Columbia, MO - Find More Doctors
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA 30342
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Columbia, MO - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|University of Missouri Hospital
1 Hospital Dr
Columbia MO 65212
|Womenâ€™s and Childrenâ€™s Hospital - Columbia
404 Keene St
Columbia MO 65201
|Boone Hospital Center
1600 E Broadway
Columbia MO 65201
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
| ||David Wayne MORETON MD.|
Suggestion by Lori :
"After being recommeneded to Dr. Moreton a little over two years ago with abnormal pap smear results. The course of action was pap smears every 3 months then bumped to every 6 months until recently. W...(Read More)
| ||Renee Lynn BOULICAULT MD.|
Suggestion by mkwest :
"I have used this doctor for my second pregnancy and will be using her for an up-coming hysterectomy. Her care has been thorough and she has been extremely patient in answering my questions. I had co...(Read More)
| ||Laura MAPLE MD.|
Suggestion by Cheryl M :
"I moved to a new area and had to find a new doctor for the first time in 20+ years and immediately felt comfortable. After having had a doctor of many years just ignore everything I had to say about...(Read More)
| ||Jay Lawrence PADRATZIK MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Denise :
"Dr. Padratzik was referred to me by a co-worker after I moved to St. Louis. I had fibroids and was concerned that I had reached a point where I needed to do something about them. He made me feel so...(Read More)
| ||Kurt Francis A STROBACH MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by ErinG :
"Dr. Kurt Strobach performed my total abdominal hysterectomy in June 2006 and was so caring and compassionate. He was patient with all my questions and his recommendations were right on. At 52 and wi...(Read More)
| ||Willis Herman KEPHART MD.|
Suggestion by Gina Coyle :
"GYN; kind considerate personable knowledgeable informative gentle caring compassionate; Dr Kephart did my hysterectomy over a year ago with zero complications; wonderful office staff; I would r...(Read More)
| ||Rachelle DURROUGH MD.|
Suggestion by J King :
"Dr. Durrough was the first doctor I found that really LISTENED to me and agreed that I probably had Endometriosis. She has excellent bedside manner is very professional is very knowledgeable and I...(Read More)
| ||Igor BRONDZ MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Diana T :
"I have suffered from endo since the start of my periods. I also recently found out that I have PCOS I brought my test results to Dr. Brondz and he suggested a TAH leaving me w/ both Ovaries I will...(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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