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Hysterectomy Resources for Fort Sam Houston, TX
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Fort Sam Houston, 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.
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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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|Brooke Army Medical Center
3851 Roger Brooke Dr
Fort Sam Houston TX 78234
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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
| ||Jorge KAREH MD.|
El Paso, TX
Suggestion by Viktoria :
"Dr Kareh was awesome. I have no complications and really felt well cared for. At two weeks post OP I feel better each day than I had the day before. My surgery went as well as I can imagine....(Read More)
| ||John Michael PUTMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Lydia :
"After years of problems due to uterine fibroids I have finally met a doctor that can really help me! 2 yrs ago I had a very invasive myomectomy to remove 2 softball size fibroids. Unfortunately my...(Read More)
| ||David MCALPINE MD.|
Fort Worth, TX
Suggestion by Victoria Kemp :
"I have been a patient of Dr. McAlpine for over 17 years. He is an excellent doctor with an efficient office and a terrific examination/office visit protocol that is very respectful of the patient. A...(Read More)
| ||Stephen Peter SAKOVICH MD.|
Suggestion by P.V. :
"Dr. Sakovich is the greatest! I have suffered for years with endometriosis. Over the last year in particular the pain had become unbearable. I've had treatments but nothing worked for me and other...(Read More)
| ||Robert Kyle COWAN MD.|
Suggestion by Milaka Falk :
"Dr. Cowan has been my OB/GYN for over 10 years now. He's been with me through two pregnancies a miscarriage and a hysterectomy. He is patient attentive kind informative and very much lets the pa...(Read More)
| ||James E SCHERMERHORN MD.|
Suggestion by Teresa J :
"Dr. Schermerhorn is a patient kind professional. He has a wonderful listening ear and nurturing bedside manner. He is very knowledgeable about the latest trends in medicine and pharmacology and sha...(Read More)
| ||Jessica LEE MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Dr. Jessica Lee is a wonderful OB/GYN. She takes time with her patients and is thorough in her care and treatment. Dr. Lee has a very bright and sunny disposition and her warmth and compassion is genu...(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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