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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
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
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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
| ||Rachelle DURROUGH MD.|
Suggestion by J King :
"Dr. Durrough was the first doctor I found that really LISTENED to me and agreed that I probably had Endometriosis. She has excellent bedside manner is very professional is very knowledgeable and I...(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)
| ||Courtney BARR MD.|
Suggestion by Kay Moore :
"I recommend Courtney Barr MD because she not only commands an excellent knowledge of the field she also has an excellent bedside mannor. I have recently had a hysterectomy (November 2010) with this...(Read More)
| ||Lisa AMSTERDAM MD.|
Suggestion by Amber J :
"I would like to recomend Dr Amsterdam. I have seen alot of obgyn's and was never very impressed they were either rude or just dismissed me. Until the day my family practictionar recommended her obg...(Read More)
| ||Gerald Ulysses MATILE MD.|
Kansas City, MO
Suggestion by Heather :
"Dr. Matile is an outstanding physician. He is a top rated surgeon compassionate and dedicated to his patients and his practice. He has an excellent bedside manor and is a wonderful man. He delivered...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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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