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Hysterectomy Resources for Allentown, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Allentown, PA, 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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Doctors in or near Allentown, PA - 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
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Hospitals in or near Allentown, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Lehigh Valley Hospital
Cedar Crest & I-78
Allentown PA 18102
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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
| ||C William RIEDEL DO.|
Suggestion by KH :
"Dr Riedel is amazing. He delivered two of my children. The second I moved home to Pennsylvania while my husband was deployed just to have him as my dr....(Read More)
| ||Richard Mark BOULAY MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea Ritter :
"Dr. Boulay and his staff are wonderful. in Oct. 2005 I went to my OBGYN for an exam and she did some tests since I was bleeding all the time instead of just during my period. She found some problem...(Read More)
|Robert ECHENBERG MD.|
Suggestion by Carolyn Schwartz :
"Dr. Echenberg specializes in female pelvic pain and deals with many interstitial cystis patients. It's not that easy to find a specialist in this condition and especially not one as dedicated as Dr...(Read More)
| ||Christine Menzel GALLIS MD.|
Suggestion by Kay :
"Dr Gallis used to be my Dr. in the Pittsburgh area (I have moved to another city). She was ALWAYS nothing less than professional. She was very involved and was willing to take the time NEEDED to hel...(Read More)
| ||Ted LEE MD.|
Suggestion by mims :
"Dr. Lee was wonderful. I had been suffering from endo for 12+ years and after seeing 2 prior doctors Dr. Lee helped me with my pain. He was very kind and helpful throughout all of my surgeries and...(Read More)
| ||Ganga ALVERADO MD.|
Suggestion by Rowan :
"Excellent ob/gyn/surgeon. Worked extremely well with this abuse survivor. Tried all non-invasive techniques before resorting to surgery. Friendly as all get out always had a smile and reassuring w...(Read More)
| ||Gary Dean OTT MD.|
Du Bois, PA
Suggestion by Dawn Wolfgang :
"Dr Ott is the best OBGYN I have ever been to. He takes the time to talk to you about what problems you may be having and offers advise and alternative treatments. He has a wonderful caring staff tha...(Read More)
| ||Anthony R PICCOLO DO.|
Suggestion by Veronica Hess :
"Dr. Piccolo is an awesome doctor!! When I was having horrible pain and problems and every other doctor said it was my back Dr. Piccolo knew otherwise. I wanted a hysterectomy and Dr. Piccolo gave...(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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