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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
|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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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)
| ||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)
| ||Dorothy Christine MAY MD.|
Suggestion by Patty :
"Dr. May performed a vag. hysterectomy on me at Women and Babies Hospital of Lancaster PA in October 2006. She is so caring attentive informative and a great listener. Dr. May her staff and Wo...(Read More)
| ||Chester L Jr SMITH MD.|
East Stroudsburg, PA
Suggestion by Theresa :
"This dr has been my GYN since 1987 and I love him. He is kind and caring a great Doctor....(Read More)
| ||Richard Mark BOULAY MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea Ritter :
"Dr. Boulay and his staff are wonderful. in Oct. 2005 I went to my OBGYN for an exam and she did some tests since I was bleeding all the time instead of just during my period. She found some problem...(Read More)
| ||Pedro Ramon MENCIA MD.|
Suggestion by NEYDA RODRIGUEZ :
"I Would defenitely recommend Dr. Mencia to anyone because he is a caring doctor indeed. He was able to diagnosed my pre-cancer in the uterus and the endometriosis as well. He was very informative in...(Read More)
| ||Anne-Marie STERLIN MD.|
Suggestion by Carmen Kipp :
"I highly recommend Dr. Sterlin if you live in or around the Johnstown PA area. She showed great compassion to me and is very skilled. My hysterectomy for uterine cancer was successful with no compl...(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)
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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