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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.
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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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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)
| ||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)
| ||Julia LAGOW DO.|
Suggestion by sdp :
"Excellent bedside manner and has a true understanding of the conditions and illnesses i had. Great doctor. She is very cheerful and comforting and friendly and understanding.....(Read More)
| ||Alampur Vijaya KUMARI MD.|
Saint Louis, MO
Suggestion by Michelle N :
"great bedside matter. Will answer any and all questions that you have. Stays in constant contact with her patients....(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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