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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Joplin, 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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|St. John's Regional Medical Center
2727 McClelland Blvd
Joplin MO 64804
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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
| ||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)
| ||Larry CLARK MD.|
Suggestion by Tracy D :
"Dr. Clark is a kind and very caring Doctor. I have been his patient for several years and I would highly recommend him. I recently had a hysterectomy TAH/BSO and he was and is wonderful. Complicati...(Read More)
| ||Oman Eugene DEMENT MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"Dr. Dement is one of the most kind and caring physicians I have ever known and worked with. I seen him for several issues and each time he has been wonderful had patience for me and my husband. He wa...(Read More)
| ||Jacob PYEATTE MD.|
Cape Girardeau, MO
Suggestion by Jackie S. :
"Dr. Pyeatte has been my OBGYN for almost 20 years now and I am consistently impressed by his professionalism and caring. Whenever I have a problem (and I've had many!) he's always takes the time to...(Read More)
| ||Kathy Cartier MAUPIN MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Gretchen Vollmer :
"I recommend Dr. Maupin because she is kind fun optimistic well-read intuitive spiritual and an excellent physician/surgeon and a patient advocate. This boils down to a great physician with a won...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Jeanne Lynn BIRCHMIER DO.|
Suggestion by R. Clements :
"I highly recommend this doctor due to her compassionate bedside manner. She willingly listens to patient complaints and suggestions and offers advice based on patient input. I have seen her for gyneco...(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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