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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Whitefish, MT, 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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|North Valley Hospital
6575 Hwy 93 South
Whitefish MT 59937
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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
| ||Dennis Randall BEACH MD.|
Suggestion by Dyannea :
"Dr Beach is one of the few doctors that actually take time to listen to his patients. He is very professional and caring. Dr Beach will work with you to figure the best possible outcome. Every angle...(Read More)
| ||Maureen LUCAS MD.|
Suggestion by Bobbie :
"Dr. Lucas preformed a LAVH with the removal of ovaries and cervex. She was awesome. She explained all procedures and options to me. She listened to my husband and me and aswered all of our question...(Read More)
| ||C.H. MCCRACKEN MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle Collins :
"Dr. McCracken has been my GYN for about 5 years and in late 2005 he performed my hysterectomy. After my surgery which went exceedingly well and in addition to my follow-up office visits he made s...(Read More)
| ||Craig MCCOY MD.|
Suggestion by Julie Turunen :
"Craig McCoy has an excellent reputation in community for working with his clients on her specific needs.. when it came to decide whether to have a hysterectomy he did not rush to this decision but al...(Read More)
| ||Shaun Jensen GILLIS MD.|
Suggestion by Jole :
"I have been seeing doctors for five years for the same issues and they would always tell me the same thing. Dr. Gillis listened to me on the FIRST visit to her office and found a possible problem....(Read More)
| ||Gina Sanders NELSON MD.|
Suggestion by Heather O :
"Dr. Gina Nelson has been a lifesaver both literally and metaphorically in the last 5 years of my life. My first pregnancy was very complicated but she was always there for me with the care and compass...(Read More)
| ||Halfdan Waldemar FORSETH MD.|
Suggestion by Jen :
"Went to Dr. Forseth by recommendation of his wife Dr. Lori Forseth (FANTASTIC Dr. in Laurel MT) for pelvic pain. He's been thorough in explanations and is very forthright about "doing the right thi...(Read More)
| ||Mark Frithjof GARNAAS MD.|
Suggestion by Stacy Hall :
"Dr. Garnaas is a very knowledgeable kind and caring person. He genuinely cares about his patients as human beings rather than walking body parts verifying my emotional health overall physical heal...(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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