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Hysterectomy Resources for Carlisle, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Carlisle, 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 Carlisle, 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 Carlisle, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Carlisle Regional Medical Center
246 Parker St
Carlisle PA 17013
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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)
| ||Pedro Ramon MENCIA MD.|
Suggestion by NEYDA RODRIGUEZ :
"I Would defenitely recommend Dr. Mencia to anyone because he is a caring doctor indeed. He was able to diagnosed my pre-cancer in the uterus and the endometriosis as well. He was very informative in...(Read More)
| ||Bonnie B KIM MD.|
Suggestion by Colleen :
"Dr Bonnie Kim is a wonderful ob/gyn. She also performed my hysterectomy. I received wonderful care and recommend her for anyone needing women's health care. Procedures are done quickly..key for me...(Read More)
| ||Christina Eileen ELLIS MD.|
West Chester, PA
Suggestion by Kimberly K :
"Dr. Ellis is a caring compassionate thoughtful doctor who will listen to you and take the time needed with you to hear all your concerns. She has a great sense of humor and puts you at ease. She is...(Read More)
| ||Wayne A CHRISTOPHERSON MD.|
Suggestion by Sue :
"Dr. Christopherson was recommended to me as a gynecologic oncologist when I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. He found ovarian cancer during the surgery and I am happy to report that I have a very...(Read More)
| ||Russell J STANKIEWICZ MD.|
Suggestion by angie hack :
"Great Sense of humor but thorough in his findings. Takes his job very seriously. He took care of me during both births and delivered my 2nd son by csection. I recovered fast from that csection!! A...(Read More)
| ||Gerald HARKINS MD.|
Suggestion by Beth Long :
"Dr. Harkins is a fantastic surgeon. My total hysterectomy was done all laparoscopically and the recovery was amazingly easy. My pain was immediately relieved right after surgery - it was miraculou...(Read More)
| ||R Michael BELDEN MD.|
Suggestion by Angela Middleton :
"Dr. Michael Belden is one of the most caring and loving physicians I have ever met. Having surgery at 28 yrs old after 3 children was heartbreaking. Dr. Belden is cheerful comforting friendly tru...(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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