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Hysterectomy Resources for Portland, OR
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Portland, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Portland, OR - Find More Doctors
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Portland, OR - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center
2801 N Gantenbein Ave
Portland OR 97227
|Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Rd
Portland OR 97225
|Adventist Medical Center
10123 SE Market
Portland OR 97216
|Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan
Portland OR 97213
|Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center
1015 NW 22nd Ave
Portland OR 97210
|OHSU Hospitals & Clinics aka Oregon Health And Sciences Univ
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland OR 97201
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
| ||Lisa Kristina JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy :
"My GP recommended that I see Dr. Johnson last summer. I was instantly impressed. She has a very laid back demeanor so I felt comfortable right away. She wanted to run a second ultrasound on me...(Read More)
| ||Martha Frances GOETSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Janice Mancuso :
"One of the best medical partners I have ever had. Recomended to all women who want to work with their physician on what's best for them. I can not say enough about her. Strong in all areas clinic...(Read More)
| ||Robert Milton HARSANY MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn L. Beaty :
"Dr.Harsany has been in this business for over 33 years. The tests he performed to find out why I had the symptoms that I had were right on the money and he could have done them blind folded...he is...(Read More)
| ||Richard Brian ROSENFIELD MD.|
Suggestion by Adrienne :
"Dr. Rosenfield performed a laparoscopic hysterectomy on me at his surgicenter in May 2010. My experience was very satisfactory. I recommend him highly due to his expertise in laparoscopy (he's tea...(Read More)
| ||Sally Janine WENTROSS MD.|
Suggestion by Pony Rider :
"Dr Wentross has been wonderful from our first meeting on I have been sure I have found a great doctor. She took my problems seriously and did not give up before we found a solution. She calls me pers...(Read More)
| ||Harriet Russell STOSUR MD.|
Suggestion by DW :
"Dr. Stosur is a very caring and knowledgeable practitioner and surgeon. She is a good listener and doesn't push her agenda on her patients. Before my surgery she answered every (around 20) question th...(Read More)
| ||Alida Neeltje ROL MD.|
Suggestion by Tracy :
"Dr. Rol is patient thoughtful and considerate. She is a good listener who is able to evaluate the patient needs and mutually negotiate a plan of care. She is cautious and able to balance treatment o...(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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