| 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.
|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)
| ||John WRIGHT MD.|
Suggestion by avaks :
"He trusts me to know my own body and was very helpful with my unwanted decision to have a hysterectomy. He is an absolute gentleman and willing to talk for as long as necessary. My teenage daughters...(Read More)
| ||Paul Howard DOUGLASS MD.|
Suggestion by Alisa :
"Dr. Douglass has been an extremely caring and informative doctor. I am amazed at the amount of time he spends talking to me at each visit...he definitely wants you to know everything and encourages di...(Read More)
| ||Charles Vincent TOUEY MD.|
Suggestion by Sarah :
"I am only 27 but Dr. Touey REALLY listened to me and my concerns. He will be doing my LAVH in less then a week...(Read More)
| ||Angela C BOYLAN MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon :
"She changed my life!!! She listened to my problems discussed options and understood my decision for a hysterectomy. She delivered my last baby and performed my surgery....(Read More)
| ||Andrew James SWORD MD.|
Suggestion by STACY FOSTER :
"Dr. Sword is amazing! I had so many problems prior and following my hysterectomy. He had absolutely no problem figuring out what was going on with me medically in such a very short time. Not only i...(Read More)
| ||Jennifer STULL DO.|
Suggestion by TDSF :
"I started seeing Dr. Stull a couple of months ago after several years of frustration with my previous gynecologist. After a couple of additional visits for testing she recommended a laprascopic supr...(Read More)
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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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