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Hysterectomy Resources for Philadelphia, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia, 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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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Philadelphia, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Temple University Hospital
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia PA 19140
|Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia PA 19118
|Fox Chase Cancer Center
7701 Burholme Ave
Philadelphia PA 19111
800 Spruce St
Philadelphia PA 19107
|Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
111 S 11th St
Philadelphia PA 19107
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia PA 19104
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia The
34th St & Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia PA 19104
|Hahnemann University Hospital
Broad & Vine Sts
Philadelphia PA 19102
|Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus
Knights & Red Lion Rd
Philadelphia PA 19114
|Presbyterian Medical Center
39th & Market St
Philadelphia PA 19104
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
| ||Richard J DITTRICH DO.|
Suggestion by Lisa R :
"Dr.Dittrich has been my OB/GYN for several years. His skills combined with his compassion make him a doctor with whom I am comfortable entrusting my life and well being. Dr.Dittrich is very easy...(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)
| ||Joel R KRAMER DO.|
Suggestion by Cheryl :
"I have been a Patient of Dr.Kramers for over 17 yrs. He has helped me through a miscarriagedelivered my last child as well as he diagnosed my endo and adenomyosis and preformed my hysterectomy. He is...(Read More)
| ||Mary Allyson BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Nikki :
"I have been suffering with many symptoms for a number of years. After 2 months of being her patient I have finally been diagnosed with something. She is the only Dr. I have seen for these problems th...(Read More)
| ||Samantha PFIEFFER MD.|
Suggestion by Becky :
"Dr. Pfieffer was the only doctor over a span of 15 years to diagnose me accurately listen to me describe the impact the years of endometriosis and fibroids had on my life and successfully prescribe a...(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)
| ||Benjamin GOCIAL MD.|
Suggestion by Debra Press-Costello :
"Dr. Gocial performed my hysterectomy in January 2006. He is well trained up on the newest techniques and takes as much time as necessary to ensure his patients are well-informed. He and his staff a...(Read More)
| ||Tara Rachel PAIGE MD.|
Suggestion by Erica :
"Despite an excessive wait in her office my very first vist with Dr. Paige was amazing. The second she walked into the room I felt at ease. I felt like I could talk to her about absolutely anything...(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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