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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)
| ||Diane Marie SOBER MD.|
Suggestion by bizzeeb :
"This doctor is my ob/gyn and many years ago performed my tubal ligation previously a LEEP and D&C and recently performed a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy for me. I appreciate how pra...(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)
| ||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)
| ||William MCGRAIL MD.|
Suggestion by Kim S :
"Dr. McGrail is a very thorough doctor. He leaves nothing up to chance. He has an excellent bedside manner. He's friendly and comforting. I was having severe menstral like cramping all the time. He pre...(Read More)
| ||Walter Robert COX MD.|
Suggestion by Cathy :
"Dr. Cox is a caring doctor who treats you as if he is his only patient. He listens to you and worries right along with you....(Read More)
| ||Michael MEYER DO.|
Suggestion by Di :
"Dr. Meyer is the right doctor for me He has a sense of humor that I needed when I was going through my problem. My previous obgyn made me feel like just a number and a bother because of all my quest...(Read More)
| ||Russell REES MD.|
Suggestion by Valerie :
"We all know what it is like to go through the whole"there is nothing wrong with you" scenario. Well after seeing about a half dozen different doctors I finally got the to the end of the there is not...(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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