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Hysterectomy Resources for Albuquerque, NM
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Albuquerque, NM, 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 Albuquerque, NM - Find More Doctors
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Albuquerque, NM - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Lovelace Women's Hospital
4701 Montgomery NE
Albuquerque NM 87109
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque NM 87106
|New Mexico VA Health Care System
1501 San Pedro Dr SE
Albuquerque NM 87108
|University of New Mexico
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87106
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
| ||Jeffrey PENIKAS MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie J :
"Dr. Penikas did my hsterectomy 12/2008. he is a very compassionate doctor. He works with another of my gynecologist who had rec Dr. Penikas. I am very happy with my doctors....(Read More)
| ||James Patrick WURZEL MD.|
Suggestion by nmchoirdirector :
"Dr. Wurzel performed a Da Vinci robotic assisted hysterectomy on me recently. It has been a great experience working with a dedicated doctor and his staff at Women's Specialists of New Mexico who are...(Read More)
| ||Lisa LEONARD MD.|
Suggestion by Sally :
"I met Dr. Lisa Leonard back in November of 2003 shortly after her coming to Albuquerque. I am or was at a high risk for getting ovarian and breast cancer. It was suggested by my oncologist that I ha...(Read More)
| ||Margaret WOLACK MD.|
Suggestion by Robin :
"I was referred to Dr. Wolack in July of 2006 when my gynecologist found a mass on my ovary and an ultrasound confirmed it. The two surgeries I have had with this doctor have been pretty much text-boo...(Read More)
| ||Joel Robt TEICHER MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"cheerful comforting friendly trustworthy experienced and diligent! He is the best obgyn! His bed side mannor is amazing and he always makes you feel at ease. He takes the time to explain thin...(Read More)
| ||Paul Vernon SHELBURNE MD.|
Suggestion by pearl :
"Dr. Shelburne is a very compassionate informative straightforward and respectful of your personal feelings and beliefs. I saw Dr. Shelburne after my previous ob/gyn was 'uncomfortable' with my choic...(Read More)
|Amy Lynn GARCIA MD.|
Suggestion by Cyd Ault :
"Dr. Garcia at the Center for Women's Surgery in Albuquerque NM specializes in laproscopic surgery for women. She performed a complete hysterectomy on me in July 2006. My uterus was much larger than...(Read More)
| ||Michael Greg FLAX MD.|
Suggestion by Cacia :
"I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have Dr. Flax as my surgeon during the difficult time of my hysterectomy. Dr. Flax was professional comforting and refreshingly forthright at a time wh...(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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