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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
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
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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
| ||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)
| ||Michael GROWNEY MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer Sheek :
"Dr. Growney is a hero in my book. Only because of his quick decisions and care is my little girl alive....(Read More)
| ||Gregory Charles STARKS MD.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by Amy M :
"This physician is the absolute BEST. He had me prepared for surgery and actually feeling relaxed. My incision for my TAH looks great. I have had several surgeries with this physician in the past and h...(Read More)
| ||Kent Martin BURK MD.|
Suggestion by Misty P G :
"I was sent to Dr. Burk after an abnormal pap smear and chose to keep going to him for the birth of my second child and for all of my treatments before and after hysterectomy. He is a great doctor he...(Read More)
| ||George P AHLERING MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Lisa R :
"I had a hysterectomy in 2004 and I had complications after surgery. Dr. Ahlering was so attentive to my entire situation and I owe him my life and all of the staff of St. John's Hospital and at the sa...(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)
| ||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)
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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