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Hysterectomy Resources for Springfield, MO
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Springfield, 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 Springfield, MO - Find More Doctors
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Springfield, MO - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|St. John's Regional Health Center
1235 E Cherokee
Springfield MO 65804
|Cox Medical Centers-South
3801 S National Ave
Springfield MO 65807
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
| ||James Reed BOSSCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie S :
"This doctor is a gynecologic Oncologist. He spoke to me like I was a person and used words that I understood. He waited for me to get dressed and met me in a conference room to discuss my treatment a...(Read More)
| ||Laird Arthur BELL MD.|
Suggestion by Sherie Thrasher :
"I met Dr Bell for the 1st time yesterday. He listened to my concerns (and complaints) and gave me suggestions to fix the problem. Then he asked me what I wanted to see done and we came to an agreement...(Read More)
| ||Gregory Scott STAMPS MD.|
Suggestion by Kim :
"I highly recommend Dr. Stamps for any woman trying to become pregnant especially if you are experiencing fertility problems. I have been with Dr. Stamps for about 7 years and have three beautiful ch...(Read More)
| ||Keith Mason WILLIAMS MD.|
Suggestion by hystersister :
"He delivered my daughter on 1996. I had a high risk pregnancy. Everything went great. He is really good at listening and will take all the time needed to answer your questions in great detail. I 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)
| ||Thomas Mark SHULTZ MD.|
Suggestion by murr :
"He is an excellent doctor. He delivered my last son and got to the bottom of my bleeding a few months later in the matter of days. No waiting around for test results. He also preformed a full hystere...(Read More)
| ||Tama Lynn FRANKLIN MD.|
Suggestion by Susan Weedin :
"Dr. Franklin is a close personal friend of mine. I was going through a rough time coping with surgical menopause and Dr. Franklin who is a parent at my child's school truly listened to me and gave me...(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)
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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