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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.
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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
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Laura DOAN MD.|
Blue Springs, MO
Suggestion by Kim Jones :
"I have had this Doctor for several years. She specilizes in OB/ Genecology. She had been in this field for years. I trust her with all of my female issues. She is always friendly and willing to answer...(Read More)
| ||Michael B DIXON MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Maria :
"Dr. Dixon is the most incredible OB/gyn that I have ever met. I had to have a total abdominal hysterectomy in July of 2006 and was fortunate to have Dr. Dixon as my surgeon. He was understanding and c...(Read More)
| ||Nanci J BUCY DO.|
Lake Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Trudy :
"Dr. Bucy is exceedingly patient explains everything there is no stupid questions and is sure you are 100% informed and ready before proceeding. She has been great in follow up and it's been 6 mont...(Read More)
| ||Stephen Moss GORDON DO.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by Jenn :
"Dr. Gordon has been just wonderful. During my first appointment I was taken into his office and HE took my health and family history. I have never had a doctor take the information himself. I...(Read More)
| ||Mary Claire REARDON MD.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by Mary Pangburn :
"I have been going to this doctor since 1998 and I cannot say enough good about her. She performed a hysterectomy on me in 2004. She is very thorough and definitely a very caring physician. I and m...(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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