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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
|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)
| ||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)
| ||Dorothy Christine MAY MD.|
Suggestion by Patty :
"Dr. May performed a vag. hysterectomy on me at Women and Babies Hospital of Lancaster PA in October 2006. She is so caring attentive informative and a great listener. Dr. May her staff and Wo...(Read More)
| ||Peter Gasche LEVINSON MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie :
"Dr. Levinson is a very caring gentle man who greatly understands the needs and concerns of his patients. He is not above you he always stands on the same level with you. I don't know what I would d...(Read More)
| ||Richard Mark BOULAY MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea Ritter :
"Dr. Boulay and his staff are wonderful. in Oct. 2005 I went to my OBGYN for an exam and she did some tests since I was bleeding all the time instead of just during my period. She found some problem...(Read More)
| ||Timothy Fred SHAWL MD.|
Marcus Hook, PA
Suggestion by Sara :
"He is a sympathetic and caring Ob/Gyn. He delivered my daughter treated my endometriosis/adenomyosisand performed my hysterectomy. He takes the time to actually talk to you explains procedures and...(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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