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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
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
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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)
| ||Stephen Louis KESSLER MD.|
Suggestion by Patricia Kostaras :
"I have been with this practice since 1988 I have had a few miscarriages in the past and have found the doctors in this practice to be KIND COMPASSIONATE THOROUGH and WORTHLY of calling thmselves d...(Read More)
| ||Dean Nelson POLLACK MD.|
Suggestion by Christine Lauble :
"Dr. Pollack delivered my second child and performed my hysterectomy. He recommended that I keep my ovaries and part of my cervix. He sewed me up in 2 layers instead of 1 so that I would have a tight...(Read More)
| ||Diane Marie SOBER MD.|
Suggestion by bizzeeb :
"This doctor is my ob/gyn and many years ago performed my tubal ligation previously a LEEP and D&C and recently performed a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy for me. I appreciate how pra...(Read More)
| ||Russell REES MD.|
Suggestion by Valerie :
"We all know what it is like to go through the whole"there is nothing wrong with you" scenario. Well after seeing about a half dozen different doctors I finally got the to the end of the there is not...(Read More)
| ||Kristine SANTERINI MD.|
Suggestion by vicki :
"I have been seeing her for several years. Have suffered from recurrent severe dysplasia (after 2 c-sections years earlier). She performed: several colposcopies with biopsies several leeps D&C end...(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)
| ||Jeffrey Bruce FRANK MD.|
Suggestion by Danielle :
"I have been a patient of Jeffrey Frank for almost 23 years. He delivered my child and most recently performed a hysterectomy (supracervical laproscopic). I was up and around in about 2 1/2 weeks bac...(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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