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Hysterectomy Resources for Wilkes-Barre, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre, 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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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Wilkes-Barre, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Geisinger-Wyoming Valley Medical Center
1000 E Mountain Blvd
Wilkes-Barre PA 18711
|Wyoming Valley Health Care System - Wilkes Barre
575 N River St
Wilkes-Barre PA 18764
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)
| ||Steven Bryan ROUSE MD.|
Suggestion by Terry Mingle :
"Dr. Rouse is amazing. I had a Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) recently and his surgical skills are fantastic. I went to him off from recommendations by several others that I work with...(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)
| ||Karen Ann ROPERTI MD.|
Suggestion by monica :
"I have been a patient of WestPenn Ob/Gyn for the last 2 years. I unfortunately had a miscarriage when I first started with Dr. Roperti's group. Dr. Roperti did my D and C. She was so compassionate and...(Read More)
| ||Jennifer KREBS-JIMENEZ MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa Byers :
"Dr. Krebs-Jimenez performed my hysterectomy and she was excellent. She and a female partner run their own practice and it is a woman's dream practice. They understand women and treat them as frien...(Read More)
| ||Colýn MACNEILL MD.|
Suggestion by LISA WEBB :
"I just wanted to share this Doctor with you who has now become a friend. I can't compare this Doctor to the list of Doctor's that I am still seeing now. I was having alot of Female Problems that...(Read More)
| ||Ted LEE MD.|
Suggestion by mims :
"Dr. Lee was wonderful. I had been suffering from endo for 12+ years and after seeing 2 prior doctors Dr. Lee helped me with my pain. He was very kind and helpful throughout all of my surgeries and...(Read More)
| ||Thomas Patrick ORNDORF MD.|
Mc Connellsburg, PA
Suggestion by Cat H :
"Dr Orndorf is wonderful I had a full hysterectomy on June 1 2009 he explained what he was going to do and why it had to be done has a wonderful bedside manner and is truly concerned about his patien...(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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