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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.
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Doctors in or near Phoenixville, 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 Phoenixville, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Phoenixville Hospital of the Univ of PA Health System
140 Nutt Rd
Phoenixville PA 19460
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
|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)
| ||Christina Eileen ELLIS MD.|
West Chester, PA
Suggestion by Kimberly K :
"Dr. Ellis is a caring compassionate thoughtful doctor who will listen to you and take the time needed with you to hear all your concerns. She has a great sense of humor and puts you at ease. She is...(Read More)
| ||Neil P CAMPBELL MD.|
Suggestion by Diane :
"Extremely thourough....takes him time to explain things..... Had a complete hysterectomy Friday a.m and was discharged Sunday afternoon....no problems and it has been two years this week!!!! Has b...(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)
| ||Colýn MACNEILL MD.|
Suggestion by LISA WEBB :
"I just wanted to share this Doctor with you who has now become a friend. I can't compare this Doctor to the list of Doctor's that I am still seeing now. I was having alot of Female Problems that...(Read More)
| ||Lisa HILDENBRAND MD.|
Suggestion by karatechick :
"Dr. Hildenbrand has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever been to in my entire life and I think this is especially important when it comes to a gynecologist. She takes time with her patien...(Read More)
| ||Kenneth J DZIALOWSKI MD.|
Suggestion by Kymberlee Torrance :
"After years of putting up with painful heavy periods and not being taken seriously by several doctors I found this one. He is compassionate thorough and competent. I highly rcommend him. He per...(Read More)
| ||Behrooz KHALILI MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia Kvederis :
"Dr. Khalili has been my OB/Gyne for 20+ years. He delivered my sons and I trust this man with my life. He is a wonderful physician and a wonderful person. I recommend him and his practice to anyone wi...(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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