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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Gresham, OR, 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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|Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
24800 SE Stark St
Gresham OR 97030
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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
| ||Sandra A COLLIS DO.|
Suggestion by Anjie :
"I have been seeing Dr. Collis for about 10 yrs. I have been with the clinic where she works since 1992. Even when I lived out of State I would schedule my needed visits when I was back home visiting....(Read More)
| ||Alvin Kenji NAKAMURA MD.|
Suggestion by Kristin :
"Dr. Nakamura has delivered both of my children both of which resulted in emergency/unplanned deliveries. He is friendly and makes you feel like he cares remembering your issues from one appointment...(Read More)
|Daniel Henri LAURY MD.|
Suggestion by Amy R :
"He delivered three of my children including my premature twins. He knew how scared I was when I was told that I needed to have an emergency c-section and they couldn't wait for my husband to get ther...(Read More)
| ||Tamara Ann STENSHOEL MD.|
Suggestion by Deborah :
"I found her to be very involved in her patients. She also had a complete hysterectomy so she knew where I was coming from. She was able to relate to my concerns and questions. I was relieved that she...(Read More)
| ||Mary Jane DAVIS MD.|
Suggestion by CHRISTY :
"Dr. Davis is a great doctor. She is very easy going and understanding and very knowledgeable...(Read More)
| ||Alison LYNCH-MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Ginger :
"I had an LSH hysterectomy oopherectomy on September 8 2008. Dr. Lynch-Miller was outstanding. She was very caring and listened to me and my needs. Highly recommended....(Read More)
| ||Jonathan Lorenzo LARSEN MD.|
Suggestion by Brandee S :
"Dr Larsen is Amaizing. He spends more than the usual 15 min he will stay and listen to everything you want to say or ask.He will try anything you suggest and has the kindest most gentle bed side man...(Read More)
| ||Mark Calvin ROWLEY MD.|
Suggestion by susan reeves :
"dr. rowley has been my doctor for 20 plus years he has done 2 surgeries on me he is the kind of doctor who will listen to your concerns and not rush you out the door his whole staff is A plus always...(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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