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Hysterectomy Resources for Latrobe, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Latrobe, 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 Latrobe, 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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Hospitals in or near Latrobe, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Latrobe Area Hospital
121 W 2nd Ave
Latrobe PA 15650
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
| ||Greg Scott WHORRAL MD.|
Suggestion by Elizabeth Darazio :
"I feel truly blessed to have Dr. Whorral as my Gynecologist. He performed my hysterectomy in 2003 and I have been his patient for many years. I was very nervous about being put to sleep before my su...(Read More)
| ||Francis DEFABO MD.|
Suggestion by Deborah Batsa :
"When I had my 3rd bad pap test result with pre cancerous cells he suggested getting a hysterectomy for preventive measures. I agreed because I had already had my tubes tied and wasn't planning any mo...(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)
| ||Kevin Dean STOCKER MD.|
Suggestion by chelle :
"Dr Stocker is the best Dr i have EVER seen. He delivered my son 11 yrs ago and is still my Dr. He is going to be doing my nest surgery. He is very good at what he does...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Arnold GOLDENBERG MD.|
Suggestion by Monnie :
"Wonderful ob/gyn/surgeon. Very thoughtful and sensitive but also very thorough and up front when it came to discussing and deciding whether my hysterectomy was the right choice....(Read More)
| ||Joseph MURPHY MD.|
Suggestion by Anita Fredlund Hart :
"He is so personable He was my surgeon and was very patient and caring. He took the time to explaine to both me and my husband. He did not push but kindly gave me my options and explained why I neede...(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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