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Hysterectomy Resources for Pittsburg, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Pittsburg, 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 Pittsburg, 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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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)
| ||Russell WHITE MD.|
Suggestion by KIMBERLY :
"HE IS A VERY HONEST & GOOD MAN. HE SPENDS TIME WITH HIS PATIENTS AND ANSWERS ALL OF THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. HE HAS VERY GOOD BEDSIDE MANNERS....(Read More)
| ||Nefertari ESEMUEDE MD.|
Suggestion by Jessica G :
"As well as regular gynecological care I had a hysterectomy (LAVH) done by Dr. Esemuede. The surgery could not have gone better in my opinion. I experienced no complications or unusual problems du...(Read More)
| ||Ganga ALVERADO MD.|
Suggestion by Rowan :
"Excellent ob/gyn/surgeon. Worked extremely well with this abuse survivor. Tried all non-invasive techniques before resorting to surgery. Friendly as all get out always had a smile and reassuring w...(Read More)
| ||Ellen Elizabeth DAILEY MD.|
Suggestion by Snow1 :
"I love this Doctor! She listens to all your symptoms and even asks about a few you might not have even realized were connected! She pulls up a chair and listens to you! REALLY listens! She doesn't...(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)
| ||Edward S PODCZASKI MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie :
"I had a tah preformed by this doctor and He is an amazing Man. He takes a deep interest in his patients and treats them as individuals with a sense of urgency and a depth of personal attention.even ca...(Read More)
| ||Jovanni NEBLETT MD.|
Suggestion by Meredith :
"She has the time to spend with you until you understand everything that she said. If yu are frightened about a procedure she is willing to take the time to allow you to become comfortable & she iwll t...(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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