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Hysterectomy Resources for Independence, MO
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Independence, 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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|Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E. 39th Street
Independence MO 64057
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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
| ||Jonathan Lee THOMAS MD.|
Suggestion by Sassine :
"I found Dr. Thomas after another local doctor told me that performing a hysterectomy on a patient with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) was over her head. I then had to seek a doct...(Read More)
| ||Erin TULLER MD.|
Suggestion by Ashley B :
"Dr. Erin Tuller is an Oncology OB/GYN at Ellis-Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia MO. She is straightforward thorough and did an excellenct job completing my hysterectomy with the DaVinci laproscopic...(Read More)
| ||Kent Lowell SNOWDEN MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Teresa Huxford :
"I have been seeing Dr. Snowden since 1992. He has always been honest responsive and helpful. I was diagnosed wtih ovarian cancer in 2005. Dr. Snowden referred me to an excellent gynecological onco...(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)
| ||Joseph Arthur HILL DO.|
Saint Peters, MO
Suggestion by Sarah :
"I went to Dr. Hill looking for a second opinion for treatment for severe endometriosis. My previous OB/GYN believed that a total abdominal hysterectomy was the only effective treatment for me. Dr. Hi...(Read More)
| ||George Atiya SALEH DO.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by Amy lou :
"Sorry ladies he doesn't do babies anymore! But he is so wonderful with everything else. He really listens! I went to him with really bad pms and thinking I was just a horrible person for how I was...(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)
| ||David L WEINSTEIN MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Carla B :
"I have been a patient of Dr. David Weinstein since 1991. He has delivered both my children. He has always provided me with excellent care. He straightforward and ensures I understand what's going o...(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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