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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Bethleham, 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 Bethleham, PA - Find More Doctors
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
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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
|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)
| ||Nefertari ESEMUEDE MD.|
Suggestion by Jessica G :
"As well as regular gynecological care I had a hysterectomy (LAVH) done by Dr. Esemuede. The surgery could not have gone better in my opinion. I experienced no complications or unusual problems du...(Read More)
| ||Diane Rose ZARCONI MD.|
Suggestion by Maria W :
"She is a wonderful Doctor who has helped and cared for me over the last year. She is experienced but hasn't forgot where she came from very comforting and friendly too! I had a Total Abdominal Hyst...(Read More)
| ||Mary Allyson BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Nikki :
"I have been suffering with many symptoms for a number of years. After 2 months of being her patient I have finally been diagnosed with something. She is the only Dr. I have seen for these problems th...(Read More)
| ||Angela C BOYLAN MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon :
"She changed my life!!! She listened to my problems discussed options and understood my decision for a hysterectomy. She delivered my last baby and performed my surgery....(Read More)
| ||Daniel Elias NAHHAS MD.|
Suggestion by Jenn :
"I have been a patient of Dr.Nahhas for 5 years. I have had 3 pregnancies with him as well as two surgeries. I lost a baby at almost 6 months had two c-sections and most recently had a hysterectomy. T...(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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