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Hysterectomy Resources for Cleveland, OH
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Cleveland, OH, 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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Hospitals in or near Cleveland, OH - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Cleveland Clinic Hospital
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH 44195
|Fairview Hospital - Cleveland Clinic
18101 Lorain Ave
Cleveland OH 44111
|UHHS University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH 44106
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
| ||Marcus Earl TOWER MD.|
Suggestion by ReefMom :
"I suggest this doctor because I have been a patient for four years and he is the only MD I have ever completely 100% trusted with my life. Dr. Tower has great bedside manner he is geniuinely and ho...(Read More)
| ||Chad Michael MICHENER MD.|
Suggestion by Holly L :
"I would highly recommend Dr. Chad Michener to any woman going through problems with suspected cancer or cancer of the reproductive organs. He is a great guy and truly listens to what you have to say....(Read More)
| ||Vicki Rae REED MD.|
Suggestion by Gerri DiCarro :
"She is a wonderful doctor. She preformed my hysterectomy. I feel so much better. I can't believe the difference. She did a lot of testing before the surgery and I felt very comfortable that I had...(Read More)
| ||Sudhakar Surapaneni RAO MD.|
Suggestion by Shanon :
"Dr. Rao diagnosed my Adenomyosis when no one else could. He has been supportive & understanding throughout the entire process. He also LISTENS which is hard to come by in a doctor....(Read More)
| ||Marie Fidela R PARAISO MD.|
Suggestion by Betty H :
"Dr Paraiso explained and reassured me before my surgery. She didn't under explain or speak medical jargon. I had a partial hysterectomy October 2008 with major fibroids. I appreciate her genuine care...(Read More)
| ||Kevin James STEPP MD.|
Suggestion by Tina1 :
"I was referred to see Dr. Stepp from my ob/gyn because I needed a hysterectomy and I had trouble controlling my bladder. Obviously I was nervous about my first visit. His office staff was great. It...(Read More)
| ||Anita SOMANI MD.|
Suggestion by mabel lloyd :
"I have been her patient for over ten years and have always felt like she reads my entire file before she walks into the room to talk to me. Most recently she diagnosed my IC when I had been to a urolo...(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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