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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
|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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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)
| ||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)
| ||Helen Kane KUROKI MD.|
West Chester, PA
Suggestion by Linda Gonzales :
"Dr. Kuroki has been so sympathetic to my Fears and Anxieties - she even thinks that I do NOT have a low threshold for pain!!! She has done everything she could possibly do to make me feel at ease; my...(Read More)
| ||Jennifer M LANDES DO.|
Suggestion by Elaine Hannock :
"Dr. Landes is the kindest most patient doctor I have ever known. She is gentle thorough and easy to talk to about anything. I had a painful fibroid and other issues. She performed a hysterecomy on...(Read More)
| ||Edward Gerald WOODWARD MD.|
Suggestion by Diana Bachmann :
"I went to Dr. Woodward after an awful experience with the doctor who did my TAH/BSO. Dr. Woodward is an URO/GYN who did all four pelvic repairs after my TAH/BSO. Dr. Woodwards' surgical skills are rem...(Read More)
| ||David Maynard BADWAY MD.|
Suggestion by Susan McConnell :
"I spent an entire summer feeling sick and every doctor I saw treated me like I was on a production line. I couldn't get my regular gynecologist to see me when I discovered something was very wrong. I...(Read More)
| ||David John HANES MD.|
Suggestion by chyobabs :
"Dr Hanes has been so kind and patient with us since I began to go to him in October of 2006. I had been having problems for years and all of the other Doctors just sent me to a different Doctor. He pe...(Read More)
| ||Kristine SANTERINI MD.|
Suggestion by vicki :
"I have been seeing her for several years. Have suffered from recurrent severe dysplasia (after 2 c-sections years earlier). She performed: several colposcopies with biopsies several leeps D&C end...(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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