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Hysterectomy Resources for Bethleham, PA
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)
| ||Jennifer STULL DO.|
Suggestion by TDSF :
"I started seeing Dr. Stull a couple of months ago after several years of frustration with my previous gynecologist. After a couple of additional visits for testing she recommended a laprascopic supr...(Read More)
| ||Timothy Joseph WEIBEL MD.|
Suggestion by Rebecca :
"What a great doctor. He listens he takes your thoughts into consideration has a great bedside manner and he keeps you informed! I was referred to him for my GYN issues from my PCP. Dr. Weibel has...(Read More)
| ||Alexander BATCHEV DO.|
Suggestion by Gwen :
"I recommend this doctor because he is a great Ob/GYN. On our first visit he came in and introduced himself and talked to me about my history and current problems before I had to change for the exam. T...(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)
| ||Joseph Michael MONTELLA MD.|
Suggestion by sandy :
"Dr. Montella is a wonderful Dr. I had a hystorectomycystocelerectocele in Jan.05. He did a wonderfuljob at making sure I was aware of all that was gouing to happen and that I understyood the proced...(Read More)
| ||Paul E VISNESKI DO.|
Suggestion by Tina :
"I highly recommend this physician because He has successfully treated my endometriosis for 6 years. His main strength in my case that raises him above all the others is that he is also an Endocrinolog...(Read More)
| ||Rajnikant N POPAT MD.|
Suggestion by Tabitha M :
"Dr. Popat has been my dr for quite a few years now. In 2004 he delivered my daughter. He was beyond awesome and I swear that he was almost as excited about her birth as we were! He was celebrating in...(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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