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Hysterectomy Resources for York, PA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in York, 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 York, 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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Hospitals in or near York, PA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
325 S Belmont St
York PA 17403
|York Hospital aka WellSpan Health
1001 S George St
York PA 17405
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
| ||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)
| ||Anthony R PICCOLO DO.|
Suggestion by Veronica Hess :
"Dr. Piccolo is an awesome doctor!! When I was having horrible pain and problems and every other doctor said it was my back Dr. Piccolo knew otherwise. I wanted a hysterectomy and Dr. Piccolo gave...(Read More)
| ||Marsha Dawn BORNT MD.|
Suggestion by Jen :
"For years I struggled with endometriosis. Several other GYNs told me that I may never have children. Dr. Bornt gave me the chance to have two beautiful babies before it was too late. I have never been...(Read More)
| ||Jay R JACKSON MD.|
Suggestion by Makai :
"Dr. Jackson is an amazing doctor that I highly recommend! He treated me for endometriosis and performed a complete hysterectomy on me after my condition only got more severe after years of treatment....(Read More)
| ||Týmothy MCGUINNESS MD.|
Suggestion by KAREN STANLEY :
"I received a total hystrectomy. He and his staff were so very informative and helpful. He explained all that the surgery entailed and after the surgery I was checked on repeatedly for several days i...(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)
| ||Jennifer M LANDES DO.|
Suggestion by Elaine Hannock :
"Dr. Landes is the kindest most patient doctor I have ever known. She is gentle thorough and easy to talk to about anything. I had a painful fibroid and other issues. She performed a hysterecomy on...(Read More)
| ||Joseph Michael MONTELLA MD.|
Suggestion by sandy :
"Dr. Montella is a wonderful Dr. I had a hystorectomycystocelerectocele in Jan.05. He did a wonderfuljob at making sure I was aware of all that was gouing to happen and that I understyood the proced...(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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