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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Hershey, 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.
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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.
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|Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Dr
Hershey PA 17033
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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
| ||Matthew Foley DAVIES MD.|
Suggestion by Beth Long :
"Dr. Davies is my absolute hero. He listened to me; he spent time with me; he treated me as an adult and with respect. He personally called me with test results and updates. He ordered testing and q...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Samantha Mae PFEIFER MD.|
Suggestion by Mary Ellen Mannix :
"I suffered debilitating pain accompanied with my monthly menstruation twice a month for over a year after having a LEEP procedure done with another physician. Dr. Pfiefer was able to diagnoise the cau...(Read More)
| ||Stephen FEHNEL MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa S :
"Dr. Stephen H. Fehnel is my GYN and performed my hysterectomy (TVH). Before the surgery he actually listened to me vent about my problems and heard what I said. He then helped me understand why the...(Read More)
| ||Anthony R PICCOLO DO.|
Suggestion by Veronica Hess :
"Dr. Piccolo is an awesome doctor!! When I was having horrible pain and problems and every other doctor said it was my back Dr. Piccolo knew otherwise. I wanted a hysterectomy and Dr. Piccolo gave...(Read More)
| ||Ted LEE MD.|
Suggestion by mims :
"Dr. Lee was wonderful. I had been suffering from endo for 12+ years and after seeing 2 prior doctors Dr. Lee helped me with my pain. He was very kind and helpful throughout all of my surgeries and...(Read More)
| ||Angela C BOYLAN MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon :
"She changed my life!!! She listened to my problems discussed options and understood my decision for a hysterectomy. She delivered my last baby and performed my surgery....(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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