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Hysterectomy Resources for Scranton, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Scranton, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Scranton, 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 Scranton, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Regional Hospital of Scranton
746 Jefferson Ave
Scranton PA 18501
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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
| ||Barbara Lynn PLUCKNETT MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn :
"She is thorough very compationate and caring. So glad that i have her as my dr. So does my daughter. She is a great surgeon too. Her staff is just as wonderful. They truly care about the wellbeing of...(Read More)
|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)
| ||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)
| ||Richard J DITTRICH DO.|
Suggestion by Lisa R :
"Dr.Dittrich has been my OB/GYN for several years. His skills combined with his compassion make him a doctor with whom I am comfortable entrusting my life and well being. Dr.Dittrich is very easy...(Read More)
| ||Amy Lynn ANDERSON MD.|
Suggestion by Beth :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Anderson since 2001. She does many little extra touches to make your visits more comfortable and relaxing. After my TAH Dr. Anderson and the staff even sent a small chee...(Read More)
| ||Evan S SHIKORA DO.|
Suggestion by TERI FISCHER :
"DR. SHIKORA WAS MY DR. FOR 10 YEARS I HAVE MOVED TO TEXAS NOW AND WISH I COULD'VE TAKEN HIM WITH ME. HE IS A VERY EXPERIENCED CHEERFUL AND COMFORTING DR. I AM CANCER FREE 3 YEARS TODAY THANKS TO HI...(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)
| ||Martýn MARTINO MD.|
Suggestion by NANCY CAMP :
"This doctor is intelligent caring and works hard not to do more than is necessary while getting you back to your normal activities and self in minimal time. His expertise is supreme and Dr. Martino...(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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