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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
|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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Hospitals in or near Scranton, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Regional Hospital of Scranton
746 Jefferson Ave
Scranton PA 18501
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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)
| ||Stephen Louis KESSLER MD.|
Suggestion by Patricia Kostaras :
"I have been with this practice since 1988 I have had a few miscarriages in the past and have found the doctors in this practice to be KIND COMPASSIONATE THOROUGH and WORTHLY of calling thmselves d...(Read More)
| ||Michael John BONIDIE MD.|
Suggestion by Annie :
"This doctor is wonderful! He is excellent! He been my ob/gyn for years. He is a specialist in difficult cases. Very personable....(Read More)
| ||Kenneth J DZIALOWSKI MD.|
Suggestion by Kymberlee Torrance :
"After years of putting up with painful heavy periods and not being taken seriously by several doctors I found this one. He is compassionate thorough and competent. I highly rcommend him. He per...(Read More)
| ||Matthew Foley DAVIES MD.|
Suggestion by Beth Long :
"Dr. Davies is my absolute hero. He listened to me; he spent time with me; he treated me as an adult and with respect. He personally called me with test results and updates. He ordered testing and q...(Read More)
| ||Lisa HILDENBRAND MD.|
Suggestion by karatechick :
"Dr. Hildenbrand has the best bedside manner of any doctor I've ever been to in my entire life and I think this is especially important when it comes to a gynecologist. She takes time with her patien...(Read More)
| ||Helen Kane KUROKI MD.|
West Chester, PA
Suggestion by Linda Gonzales :
"Dr. Kuroki has been so sympathetic to my Fears and Anxieties - she even thinks that I do NOT have a low threshold for pain!!! She has done everything she could possibly do to make me feel at ease; my...(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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