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Hysterectomy Resources for Birmingham, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Birmingham, AL, 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 Birmingham, AL - Find More Doctors
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Birmingham, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Medical Center East - St. Vincent East
50 Medical Park East Dr
Birmingham AL 35235
|Trinity Medical Center
800 Montclair Rd
Birmingham AL 35213
701 Princeton Ave SW
Birmingham AL 35211
|Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Birmingham AL 35209
|University of Alabama Hospital
619 S 19th St
Birmingham AL 35249
|St. Vincent's Hospital
810 St. Vincent's Dr
Birmingham AL 35205
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
| ||Alex CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Rosemary Battles :
"Dr. Alex Childs is a wonderful Dr. in practice with Dr. C. Paul Perry. He is a very caring christian man that really cares for the wellbeing of his patients. He and Dr. Perry solved my pelvic pain p...(Read More)
| ||Dean Arthur VEREN MD.|
Suggestion by Gladys V :
"I was so used to going to see my OB/GYN in Cullman and him taking a medical history while undressed that the first time I went to see my wonderful Dr. Veren I was shocked. We sat down in his office an...(Read More)
| ||John Mabry MORGAN MD.|
Suggestion by TaDe :
"He is the greatest he did my hysterectomy. He is very compassionate and caring. He spends alot of time expaining things to you. He is treats the entire "you" not just the problem or concern at hand....(Read More)
| ||Cynthia Louise JONES MD.|
Suggestion by Dianne Bailey :
"She has always took the time to listen to my concerns and has acted on those concerns. Dr. Jones did the hysterectomy and evidently did good because I recovered quickly and had very little pain. S...(Read More)
| ||Mack Nathaniel BARNES MD.|
Suggestion by lucky123 :
"Just want anyone looking for a GYN oncologist in the Birmingham AL area to look him up if you need one for ovarian cancer. Mine was suspected and after he did the consult with me he did the surgery...(Read More)
| ||Anne Elizabeth SNOWDEN MD.|
Suggestion by Danielle Barrow :
"Dr. Snowden has been GREAT to work with. After I lost my 1st baby at 19 weeks I was crushed. Throughout my pregnancy I constantly called my 1st OB/GYN's office with lower abdomen or back cramps. I wa...(Read More)
| ||C. Paul PERRY MD.|
Suggestion by F. Winn :
"I recommended this doctor to any woman who is experiencing female problems. For years I had been given medications that never helped and only provided a "temporary fix". I went through most of my a...(Read More)
| ||William David SUMMERS MD.|
Suggestion by Kim Mondello :
"Dr. Summers is one of the most compationate Doctors I have ever met. He treets you more like a friend than a patient much less a case. He tries all he can to accomedate his patients....(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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