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Hysterectomy Resources for Providence, RI
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Providence, RI, 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 Providence, RI - Find More Doctors
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Wayne NJ 07450
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Terry Grogg, M.D.
4461 S Broadway Suite 200
Grove City OH 43123
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA 30342
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Providence, RI - Find Hospitals in other Locations
164 Summit Ave
Providence RI 02906
|Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
101 Dudley St
Providence RI 02905
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
| ||Gary Gibson WHARTON MD.|
Suggestion by Roxanne :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Wharton's since 1998. He has delivered my son and has been involved in several surgeries for me. However this year he was especially helpful to me. I had been having se...(Read More)
| ||Roger FERLAND MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"Dr. Ferland is the head of Gyn at Women and Children's Hospital and is a professor at Brown Univeristy. He was very kind and answered all questions throughly. He has a "regular guy" type personality...(Read More)
| ||Caroline SKUDLAREK DO.|
Suggestion by dolcevita :
"Dr. Skudlarek is professional informative and makes herself available to her patients. Highly skilled I trust her completely. She is very approachable easy to talk to in an area that can be awkwar...(Read More)
| ||Janet B. LEFKOWITZ DO.|
Suggestion by Kristen C :
"Direct approach knowledgable patient comforting friendly trustworthy experienced diligent. Pre-surgery Dr. Lefkowitz took time (on the phone and in person) to answer all of my questions. I...(Read More)
| ||Laina Ewan CROWTHERS MD.|
North Smithfield, RI
Suggestion by Nancy Gervais :
"I am referring Dr. Crowthers for her knowledge bedside manner and general way of helping you to continue to feel like a person when you are down or worried about your body. I was very happy with...(Read More)
| ||David John HARRINGTON MD.|
Suggestion by Linda Bienstock :
"Dr. David Harrington is a wonderful doctor. He is caring and explains his answers to all of your questions. He delivered my second child and I have been his patient for many years. He has treated me...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Francis JOSEPH MD.|
Suggestion by Jen :
"He is a really amazing Dr who cares for his patients. I started seeing him when my Dr. that I had for 15 yrs moved to Florida. He has been very patient and listened to all my questions and concerns....(Read More)
| ||Annmarie JURCZAK MD.|
Suggestion by Kris :
"This is a Doctor who truly listens to and cares for her patients. She will take the time to help you figure out what is wrong and how to feel better and how to heal. I feel so fortunate to have found...(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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