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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
|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 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)
| ||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)
| ||Christina Cordell BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Sue :
"Dr. Brown has been my gynecologist for approximately 6 years. She is a friendly and attentive physician who displays real concern and interest in her patients. Following a series of appointments...(Read More)
| ||Nazafarine KEYVANI DO.|
Suggestion by DLA :
"I like Dr. Keyvani very much! I needed a different doctor to be a third opinion about pelvic pain & endometriosis. It's been a long search & I've seen several doctors. I wrote her & explained my...(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)
| ||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)
| ||John Joseph EICHENLAUB MD.|
Suggestion by lisa kelly :
"Dr. Eichenlaub is an Obgyn that is extremely smart and knowledgable in this field. His bedside manner is fabulous and he shows he cares by spending time with you during office visits. You will never f...(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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