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Hysterectomy Resources for Danville, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Danville, 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 Danville, 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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|Geisinger Health System
100 N Academy Ave
Danville PA 17822
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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)
| ||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)
| ||Mark KUHN MD.|
Suggestion by Evette :
"I have know Dr. Kuhn for 20 years. We met first at my 6wk checkup after my second child. He has seen me through my childbearing years and he performed my hysterectomy. Over the years whether it was...(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)
| ||Samantha PFIEFFER MD.|
Suggestion by Becky :
"Dr. Pfieffer was the only doctor over a span of 15 years to diagnose me accurately listen to me describe the impact the years of endometriosis and fibroids had on my life and successfully prescribe a...(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)
| ||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)
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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