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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Bryn Mawr, 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 Bryn Mawr, 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 Bryn Mawr, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr PA 19010
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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
| ||Michael E TOAFF MD.|
Bryn Mawr, PA
Suggestion by Cynthia Herr :
"Dr. Toaff is a very caring trustworthy and educated man that specializes in treating gynecological disorders. I had my own personal experience with him after dealing with years of endometriosis and m...(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)
| ||Lisa HILDENBRAND MD.|
Suggestion by karatechick :
"Dr. Hildenbrand has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever been to in my entire life and I think this is especially important when it comes to a gynecologist. She takes time with her patien...(Read More)
| ||Mark Benj FRISCH MD.|
Suggestion by Leslie :
"Dr. Frisch has been my primary OB/GYN for the past 12 years or so. He's delivered my two youngest children (of three) and most recently performed a complete hysterectomy on me (10/06). There are s...(Read More)
| ||Jay R JACKSON MD.|
Suggestion by Makai :
"Dr. Jackson is an amazing doctor that I highly recommend! He treated me for endometriosis and performed a complete hysterectomy on me after my condition only got more severe after years of treatment....(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)
| ||Benjamin GOCIAL MD.|
Suggestion by Debra Press-Costello :
"Dr. Gocial performed my hysterectomy in January 2006. He is well trained up on the newest techniques and takes as much time as necessary to ensure his patients are well-informed. He and his staff a...(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth HAMILTON MD.|
Suggestion by Sheila barlow :
"She is absolutely the most wonderful caring Dr. Ever.She calls to check up on you.She ask other professionals for suggestions.She feels like a friend who really cares. The fact that she calls when yo...(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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