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Hysterectomy Resources for Chambersburg, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Chambersburg, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Chambersburg, 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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Hospitals in or near Chambersburg, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
112 N 7th St
Chambersburg PA 17201
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
| ||Constance I GLASS MD.|
Suggestion by Holly :
"I found Dr. Glass through the emergency room I went in for severve abdominal pain & was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She is an AWESOME Dr. She explains things in a way I can understand she tak...(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)
| ||Stephen FEHNEL MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa S :
"Dr. Stephen H. Fehnel is my GYN and performed my hysterectomy (TVH). Before the surgery he actually listened to me vent about my problems and heard what I said. He then helped me understand why the...(Read More)
| ||Tracey Pamela GRIM MD.|
Suggestion by Heather (Beckner) Meccia :
"In the middle of a major health issue I was kicked out of my previous physician's office when I refused to let one of their doctor's operate on me. Although I had justifiable reason for this decision...(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)
| ||Joseph George GROVER MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara Blackman :
"Dr. Grover is one in a million! He has the BEST bedside manner and really cares about your problems. He will listen to any and all concerns he will promptly return phone calls/emails he never is to...(Read More)
| ||Jose Manuel MANJON MD.|
Camp Hill, PA
Suggestion by Linda :
"I have been going to Dr. Manjon for about 15years now. He is a very gentle doctor. He is also very to the point does not beat around the bush about things. Also he spends time talking and explaining...(Read More)
| ||Michael ABDUL-MALAK MD.|
Suggestion by Stacy :
"He has been a friend of mine for years and recently I had to personally see him. I was very nervous at first but he made me very comfortable. When I had to have some surgery I was not afraid or ne...(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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