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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Harlingen, 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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|Valley Baptist Health System
2101 Pease St
Harlingen TX 78550
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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
| ||Mary Ann FRANKEN MD.|
Suggestion by JMoore :
"Dr. Franken and Contemporary Women's Care have been helping me survive endometriosis since 2000. Up until Jan. 2007 she had tried to salvage my reproductive system in order to some day have children....(Read More)
| ||Julie Ann BERNELL MD.|
Suggestion by Tina W :
"Dr. Bernell is a teaching doctor. She thoroughly explains all options and ensures the decision is your decision. She answers all questions. I have had plenty of experience with doctors who rush or...(Read More)
| ||Samuel A TYULUMAN MD.|
Suggestion by JP :
"Very compassionate and considerate. I went to him for a second opinion and he was persistent until we arrived at a solution for my situation. He is a great surgeon and very knowledgable and professi...(Read More)
| ||Timmothy SANDMAN MD.|
Suggestion by marian traub-brody :
"Three years ago I was diagnosed by Dr.Sandman with uterine cance requiring a full abdominal hysterectomy. He was so thoroughcaringconcerned and compaasionate in every facet of my care it was awesome...(Read More)
| ||Richard Dean STANLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle :
"Dr. Richard Stanley delivered 2 of my children. Both were VBAC due to my 1st child being delived by C-section. Dr. Stanley was always so nice and caring. I never seemed like a number or just a pati...(Read More)
| ||John Francis IRWIN MD.|
Suggestion by Donna A :
"Dr. John Irwin ROCKS! He is highly skilled and optimistic about treatment. You can see an interview on You Tube. Just search Dr. John Irwin Great Day Houston. Three weeks ago I had a Laparoscopic S...(Read More)
| ||Stephanie MCCAIN MD.|
Suggestion by Heather C :
"Dr McCain completed a Lap Scope and full abdominal Hysterectomy on me. She is a great doctor with a lot of experience. My scaring was minimized. She is polite and very straight forward. She will tell...(Read More)
| ||Carl Frederick GIESLER MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa G :
"Dr. Giesler is amazing. He is exceptionally skilled in his field and is also an innovator. He performed my hysterectomy nearly six weeks ago and because of his methods and skill I had no pain whatsoe...(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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