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Hysterectomy Resources for St Louis, MO
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in St Louis, 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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Doctors in or near St Louis, MO - Find More Doctors
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
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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
| ||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)
| ||Laura MAPLE MD.|
Suggestion by Cheryl M :
"I moved to a new area and had to find a new doctor for the first time in 20+ years and immediately felt comfortable. After having had a doctor of many years just ignore everything I had to say about...(Read More)
| ||Richard Xavier BRENNAN MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Angi :
"This doctor treats his patients as equals. He takes extra time in his office to answer all questions. He delivered my son 3 weeks early 10 lbs 11 ox no complications and very little stitches. He work...(Read More)
| ||Kenneth HOLT MD.|
Suggestion by Joanie :
"Dr. Holt was a God send. I had a botched hysterectomy and had already had another surgery to fix that to no avail. Someone suggested Dr. Holt to me and I can genuinely say he saved my life. Not only d...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Stacy WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Dayle B :
"Dr. Wilson is a great doctor because she is kind and very precise. I was referred to her by my general doctor. She is certainly caring informative and open. I can appreciate her honest and simple way...(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)
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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