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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Austin, TX, 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.
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Hospitals in or near Austin, TX - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin TX 78705
|South Austin Hospital
901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin TX 78704
|North Austin Medical Center
12221 Mopac Expy North
Austin TX 78758
|Westlake Medical Center
5656 Bee Caves Road
Austin TX 78746
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
| ||Donald Patrick WARD MD.|
Suggestion by Linda :
"Dr. Ward will be performing my abdominal hysterectomy last week. The girls in his office are so nice and are all incredibly informed caring efficient people. It makes such a difference when cal...(Read More)
| ||Geoffrey Taylor ERWIN MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"Dr Erwin has been my Ob/Gyn for 18 years. He is patient and kind and very thorough. He treats you as if you are his number one concern. He takes time to answer all your questions. I have had many...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Thomas YOUNGKIN MD.|
Suggestion by Lois :
"Dr. Youngkin is a very kind and understanding Dr. who really listens to you and wants to help. I went to him for many years until I recently moved. I hope to find another Dr. who will be as good as h...(Read More)
| ||Alinda Roberta COX MD.|
Suggestion by Darlene Harris :
"Dr. Cox is a very compassionate Dr. She explains what method(s) of care you'll need & she makes sure you understand it. She's very friendly & she take the time to listen to you & the Office Staff is...(Read More)
| ||Donell OLIVER MD.|
Suggestion by Kandi :
"Dr. Oliver is my doctor. She is just wonderful- very compassionate kind and has a great sense of humor. When you talk with Dr. Oliver you really feel like you can tell her anything...she is great!...(Read More)
| ||Nancy E BINFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea :
"Dr Binford is great. She is very sweetcaring and did a great job on my surgery. I was sick for seven years and went to numerous doctors and she was the only one that did the test I needed to save my...(Read More)
| ||Edward Allen MORGAN MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn :
"Dr. Morgan was recommended to me by a women that I have worked with for 7 years. She has been seeing him for over 11 years and have had problems in conceiving irregular periods and incontinence. Sh...(Read More)
| ||Amy MCCAFFERY MD.|
Suggestion by amoore :
"I have been a patient of Dr. MaCaffery's 12 years. She delivered my youngest child 9 years ago. It was an amazing experience knowing that me and my family was a priority to her. Last November I h...(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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