| 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.
|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
| ||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)
| ||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)
|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 WU MD.|
Suggestion by Muzikteach :
"I came to Dr. Wu because they found my fibroids during my gall bladder surgery and my previous ob/gyn was an ASS!!!!!!! Not only could he NOT feel my fibroids but once I had my pelvic ultrasound an...(Read More)
| ||Paul Howard DOUGLASS MD.|
Suggestion by Alisa :
"Dr. Douglass has been an extremely caring and informative doctor. I am amazed at the amount of time he spends talking to me at each visit...he definitely wants you to know everything and encourages di...(Read More)
| ||Michael John BONIDIE MD.|
Suggestion by Annie :
"This doctor is wonderful! He is excellent! He been my ob/gyn for years. He is a specialist in difficult cases. Very personable....(Read More)
| ||Bruce KAUFFMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Beth Schrack :
"I have only been a pt of Dr. Kauffmans since Jan 07 I had a emergent D&C and then a f/u LVAH on 3/05/07. He was awesome...great bedside manner very attentive. I was terrified to have surgery but he...(Read More)
| ||Robert Haines WARNER MD.|
Suggestion by Emily H :
"This doctor is amazing. He makes you feel as though no matter what is wrong EVERYTHING will be ok. Doctors having bedside manner nowadays is rare he is a gem. I travel 45 min each way to see him wh...(Read More)
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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