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Hysterectomy Resources for Harrisburg, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg, 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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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Harrisburg, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|PinnacleHealth at Community General Osteopathic Hospital
4300 Londonderry Rd
Harrisburg PA 17109
|Pinnacle Health System
111 S Front St
Harrisburg PA 17101
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
|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)
| ||Amy Lynn ANDERSON MD.|
Suggestion by Beth :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Anderson since 2001. She does many little extra touches to make your visits more comfortable and relaxing. After my TAH Dr. Anderson and the staff even sent a small chee...(Read More)
| ||Lisa HILDENBRAND MD.|
Suggestion by karatechick :
"Dr. Hildenbrand has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever been to in my entire life and I think this is especially important when it comes to a gynecologist. She takes time with her patien...(Read More)
| ||David Maynard BADWAY MD.|
Suggestion by Susan McConnell :
"I spent an entire summer feeling sick and every doctor I saw treated me like I was on a production line. I couldn't get my regular gynecologist to see me when I discovered something was very wrong. I...(Read More)
| ||Michael LUPINETTI MD.|
Bethel Park, PA
Suggestion by Shannon :
"Very kind patient and understanding! I first saw him for my first pregnancy and I am currently seeing him again for my second. He is a wonderful doctor and I would recommend him to anyone....(Read More)
| ||Dorothy Christine MAY MD.|
Suggestion by Patty :
"Dr. May performed a vag. hysterectomy on me at Women and Babies Hospital of Lancaster PA in October 2006. She is so caring attentive informative and a great listener. Dr. May her staff and Wo...(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)
| ||Charles Vincent TOUEY MD.|
Suggestion by Sarah :
"I am only 27 but Dr. Touey REALLY listened to me and my concerns. He will be doing my LAVH in less then a week...(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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