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Hysterectomy Resources for Erie, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Erie, 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 Erie, 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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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Erie, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Hamot Medical Center
201 State St
Erie PA 16550
|St. Vincent Health Center
232 W 25th St
Erie PA 16544
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
| ||Timothy Joseph WEIBEL MD.|
Suggestion by Rebecca :
"What a great doctor. He listens he takes your thoughts into consideration has a great bedside manner and he keeps you informed! I was referred to him for my GYN issues from my PCP. Dr. Weibel has...(Read More)
| ||Brian Keith NEMUNAITIS DO.|
Suggestion by carissa williamaon :
"i have had several doctors over the years and he is the only one who has validated my feelings of pain and agony. he was very professional very personable and seemed to care about every aspect of...(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)
| ||Peter Gasche LEVINSON MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie :
"Dr. Levinson is a very caring gentle man who greatly understands the needs and concerns of his patients. He is not above you he always stands on the same level with you. I don't know what I would d...(Read More)
| ||Larry THOMPSON MD.|
Suggestion by Cherie :
"The reason I reccommend Dr. Larry Thompson is because he did my total abdominal hysterectomy and his skill as a surgeon is amazing. I recovered in sooner than expected time and his incisision not onl...(Read More)
| ||Ellen Elizabeth DAILEY MD.|
Suggestion by Snow1 :
"I love this Doctor! She listens to all your symptoms and even asks about a few you might not have even realized were connected! She pulls up a chair and listens to you! REALLY listens! She doesn't...(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)
| ||Michael E TOAFF MD.|
Bryn Mawr, PA
Suggestion by Cynthia Herr :
"Dr. Toaff is a very caring trustworthy and educated man that specializes in treating gynecological disorders. I had my own personal experience with him after dealing with years of endometriosis and m...(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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