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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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Independence, MO - Find More Doctors
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Independence, MO - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E. 39th Street
Independence MO 64057
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
| ||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)
| ||Barbara A BATTS MD.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by Leslie Ackman :
"I would HIGHLY reccomend Dr. Batts! She delivered both of my children (now 12 and 9) as well as helped me with many medical problems through the years. Two years ago I thought I may have ovarian cance...(Read More)
| ||Larry Duane SPRADLIN MD.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by Robin O :
"He is just an excellent doctor overall. I was having nonstop periods with heavy bleeding/clotting to the point where it interfered with my daily life and going to work was becoming impossible. We trie...(Read More)
| ||Janet MATUSZEK DO.|
Suggestion by Dana :
"Janet is very kind she makes you feel like she is your best friend and is there for you anytime. Her staff is WONDERFUL too....(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)
| ||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)
| ||Patricia MOONEY-SMITH MD.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by cynthia :
"I was sent to Dr. Mooney-Smith for a gynecological visit that resulted in me needing to have a full hysterectomy. In Dr. Mooney- Smith I found a doctor who was attentive and caring. She is very...(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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