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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
Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
717-531-6447
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 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

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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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

http://www.suggestadoctor.com/images/member/1394-t1.jpg PhotoRobert ECHENBERG MD.
PA
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)"


 Joseph George GROVER MD.
Wynnewood, PA
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)"


 Andrew SPERGEL MD.
PA
Suggestion by kim s : "A very caring doctorGreat with helping with worried and any medical problems...(Read More)"


 Diane Rose ZARCONI MD.
Easton, PA
Suggestion by Maria W : "She is a wonderful Doctor who has helped and cared for me over the last year. She is experienced but hasn't forgot where she came from very comforting and friendly too! I had a Total Abdominal Hyst...(Read More)"


 Larry THOMPSON MD.
Erie, PA
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)"


 Týmothy MCGUINNESS MD.
York, PA
Suggestion by KAREN STANLEY : "I received a total hystrectomy. He and his staff were so very informative and helpful. He explained all that the surgery entailed and after the surgery I was checked on repeatedly for several days i...(Read More)"


 Christina Cordell BROWN MD.
Erie, PA
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)"


 Paul DOUGLAS MD.
York PA, PA
Suggestion by Shennee Rutt : "I have been attending York Women's Health Center in York PA since I have lived here. I began by just seeing a very good smart Nurse Practiioner. Her name was Nancy Shenk. I would highly recomend her...(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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