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Hysterectomy Resources for Anniston, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Anniston, AL, 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 Anniston, AL - Find More Doctors
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Anniston, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
400 E 10th St
Anniston AL 36207
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
| ||Barbara Louise MOERSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Anita :
"Dr. Moersch is my GYN. She always talks to her patients with care and concern. She wants to be all women have all the children they want prior to any surgery like me with my hysterectomy. She talks...(Read More)
| ||David Lee RUSHING MD.|
Suggestion by Lynne :
"Dr. Rushing has performed two surgeries on me. He removed an ovarian cyst in 1999 I think and more recently a hysterectomy in 2006. I could not have wished for better care from him and his staff....(Read More)
| ||Dean Arthur VEREN MD.|
Suggestion by Gladys V :
"I was so used to going to see my OB/GYN in Cullman and him taking a medical history while undressed that the first time I went to see my wonderful Dr. Veren I was shocked. We sat down in his office an...(Read More)
| ||Cynthia Louise JONES MD.|
Suggestion by Dianne Bailey :
"She has always took the time to listen to my concerns and has acted on those concerns. Dr. Jones did the hysterectomy and evidently did good because I recovered quickly and had very little pain. S...(Read More)
| ||Howard Douglas WOODFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Cathy :
"Dr. Woodford was very thorough and treated me very well. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Florence area-no need to go to Huntsville....(Read More)
| ||Charles Franklin WARREN MD.|
Suggestion by Desi :
"this physician specializes in repair work in females and in hysterctomies etc. he was recommended by a surgical nurse who had been in surgery for 20 yrs; she said he would be the one she would choos...(Read More)
| ||Deann DIPIAZZA MD.|
Suggestion by Clytee D :
"For many years other doctors had overlooked what this doctor called a threat to my life- endometrial cancer. She was very caring and honest. She had my best interest at heart. She found the surgent sh...(Read More)
| ||C. Paul PERRY MD.|
Suggestion by F. Winn :
"I recommended this doctor to any woman who is experiencing female problems. For years I had been given medications that never helped and only provided a "temporary fix". I went through most of my a...(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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