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Hysterectomy Resources for Springfield, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Crozer-Keystone Health System
100 West Sproul Road
Springfield PA 19064
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
|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)
| ||Gerald HARKINS MD.|
Suggestion by Beth Long :
"Dr. Harkins is a fantastic surgeon. My total hysterectomy was done all laparoscopically and the recovery was amazingly easy. My pain was immediately relieved right after surgery - it was miraculou...(Read More)
| ||Samantha PFIEFFER MD.|
Suggestion by Becky :
"Dr. Pfieffer was the only doctor over a span of 15 years to diagnose me accurately listen to me describe the impact the years of endometriosis and fibroids had on my life and successfully prescribe a...(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)
| ||Michael ABDUL-MALAK MD.|
Suggestion by Stacy :
"He has been a friend of mine for years and recently I had to personally see him. I was very nervous at first but he made me very comfortable. When I had to have some surgery I was not afraid or ne...(Read More)
| ||Joseph George GROVER MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara Blackman :
"Dr. Grover is one in a million! He has the BEST bedside manner and really cares about your problems. He will listen to any and all concerns he will promptly return phone calls/emails he never is to...(Read More)
| ||Robert Haines WARNER MD.|
Suggestion by Emily H :
"This doctor is amazing. He makes you feel as though no matter what is wrong EVERYTHING will be ok. Doctors having bedside manner nowadays is rare he is a gem. I travel 45 min each way to see him wh...(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)
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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