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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
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Debra Richardson, 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
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
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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
| ||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)
| ||Deani Kay IVERSEN MD.|
Suggestion by Janice :
"After seeing two other doctors having two surgeries & hormone therapy that did not solve the problem I was having I found Dr. Iversen. She performed my vaginal hysterectomy which was needed to cure...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Russell Alfred DOW MD.|
Suggestion by Kristen H :
"I've had years of gyn issues and Dr. Dow has always been increadible. He's caring he's professional and he knows his business! He took care of me through a difficult pregnancy stage 3 displasia...(Read More)
| ||Philippa J RIBBINK MD.|
Suggestion by KC :
"This was a Dr who really listened to my health problem & tried other ways before surgery to help. Surgery was easy & recovery was too! She listened to all my concerns & didn't have any problems with...(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)
| ||David Paul JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Tina :
"Dr Johnson is an amazing Dr. He did everything he could to keep me in the able to have a baby catigory. I am uninsured and he and his practice have really helped me out to make sure I received the car...(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)
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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