| Hysterectomy Resources for Hershey, PA |
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.
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.
|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)
| ||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)
| ||Constance I GLASS MD.|
Suggestion by Holly :
"I found Dr. Glass through the emergency room I went in for severve abdominal pain & was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She is an AWESOME Dr. She explains things in a way I can understand she tak...(Read More)
| ||David John HANES MD.|
Suggestion by chyobabs :
"Dr Hanes has been so kind and patient with us since I began to go to him in October of 2006. I had been having problems for years and all of the other Doctors just sent me to a different Doctor. He pe...(Read More)
| ||Bruce KAUFFMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Beth Schrack :
"I have only been a pt of Dr. Kauffmans since Jan 07 I had a emergent D&C and then a f/u LVAH on 3/05/07. He was awesome...great bedside manner very attentive. I was terrified to have surgery but he...(Read More)
| ||Sonya LEE MD.|
Suggestion by T Nottingham :
"Dr Lee Preformed a Lap asisted partial (kept overies)Hysterectomy on me June 1 2011. She is experienced personable and has a crackerjack staff (Thanks Shenika Regina and Lori!!) . The practice...(Read More)
| ||Tracey Pamela GRIM MD.|
Suggestion by Heather (Beckner) Meccia :
"In the middle of a major health issue I was kicked out of my previous physician's office when I refused to let one of their doctor's operate on me. Although I had justifiable reason for this decision...(Read More)
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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