| Hysterectomy Resources for Phoenixville, PA |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Phoenixville, 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.
|Phoenixville Hospital of the Univ of PA Health System
140 Nutt Rd
Phoenixville PA 19460
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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
|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)
| ||Tabitha DELO MD.|
Suggestion by Janet K :
"I highly recommend Dr. Tabitha Delo as an OB/GYN...she is a very competent kind and caring doctor...she truly loves caring for people and listens to and answers all my questions...giving personal att...(Read More)
| ||Russell J STANKIEWICZ MD.|
Suggestion by angie hack :
"Great Sense of humor but thorough in his findings. Takes his job very seriously. He took care of me during both births and delivered my 2nd son by csection. I recovered fast from that csection!! A...(Read More)
| ||Pamela Ann MOALLI MD.|
Suggestion by anonymous :
"I have seen Dr Moalli (urogyne) on consult. She is very competent kind caring compassionate & empowers patients to make the best informed clinical decision for themselves. Dr. Moalli "goes the ex...(Read More)
| ||Alexander BATCHEV DO.|
Suggestion by Gwen :
"I recommend this doctor because he is a great Ob/GYN. On our first visit he came in and introduced himself and talked to me about my history and current problems before I had to change for the exam. T...(Read More)
| ||Paul Howard DOUGLASS MD.|
Suggestion by Alisa :
"Dr. Douglass has been an extremely caring and informative doctor. I am amazed at the amount of time he spends talking to me at each visit...he definitely wants you to know everything and encourages di...(Read More)
| ||Timothy Joseph WEIBEL MD.|
Suggestion by Rebecca :
"What a great doctor. He listens he takes your thoughts into consideration has a great bedside manner and he keeps you informed! I was referred to him for my GYN issues from my PCP. Dr. Weibel has...(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)
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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