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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Salem, 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.
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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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665 Winter St SE
Salem OR 97301
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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
| ||Elizebeth Rose HARMON MD.|
Suggestion by Suzanne Kuhns :
"Dr. Harmon is an excellent doctor. She has a large practice and is often very busy. But when she is with you she is totally focused on what your problem is and what she is doing. Her clinic is als...(Read More)
| ||Frederick Herman FRANK MD.|
Suggestion by Kimberly :
"Dr. Frank performed my hysterectomy and he saved my life. He caught a cancer that would have spread very quickly if he had not acted so promptly. He's one of those rare doctors who will call you at...(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)
| ||Cristin Jane BABCOCK MD.|
Suggestion by Judy S :
"She is topnotch!! Not only is she brilliant and knowledgeable she takes time with her patients to make sure we understand what's going on with our own bodies. She has an incredible memory for perso...(Read More)
| ||Jim Alan GOSEWEHR MD.|
Lake Oswego, OR
Suggestion by Terri :
"I had a total abdominal hysterectomy and am extremely overweight. I had a couple of doctors say they wouldn't do the surgery but Dr. Gosewehr took me on a patient did an excellent job has developed...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Chong Chong CHANG MD.|
Suggestion by Lynne :
"Gynecology only not obstetrics. Dr Chang has a wonderful manner and is excellent at putting patients (young old or in the middle) at ease during what could be embarrassing exams. He is gentle but y...(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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