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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
|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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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)
| ||Mark Benj FRISCH MD.|
Suggestion by Leslie :
"Dr. Frisch has been my primary OB/GYN for the past 12 years or so. He's delivered my two youngest children (of three) and most recently performed a complete hysterectomy on me (10/06). There are s...(Read More)
| ||Charles Dietrick LAMADE MD.|
Suggestion by Wendi S :
"I just love Dr. Lamade (lah-mah-dee). He's one of the most personable compassionate doctors in his field and I don't know where I'd be without him. He saw me four years ago when I had no health ins...(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)
| ||Jose Manuel MANJON MD.|
Camp Hill, PA
Suggestion by Linda :
"I have been going to Dr. Manjon for about 15years now. He is a very gentle doctor. He is also very to the point does not beat around the bush about things. Also he spends time talking and explaining...(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)
| ||Christine WU MD.|
Suggestion by Muzikteach :
"I came to Dr. Wu because they found my fibroids during my gall bladder surgery and my previous ob/gyn was an ASS!!!!!!! Not only could he NOT feel my fibroids but once I had my pelvic ultrasound an...(Read More)
| ||Gary Dean OTT MD.|
Du Bois, PA
Suggestion by Dawn Wolfgang :
"Dr Ott is the best OBGYN I have ever been to. He takes the time to talk to you about what problems you may be having and offers advise and alternative treatments. He has a wonderful caring staff tha...(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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