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Hysterectomy Resources for Houston, TX
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in 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.
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 Houston, TX - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 FM 1960 West
Houston TX 77090
7600 Beechnut St
Houston TX 77074
|Woman's Hospital of Texas The
7600 Fannin St
Houston TX 77054
|University of Texas - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston TX 77030
|Methodist Health Care System - TX
6565 Fannin St
Houston TX 77030
|St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston TX 77030
|Memorial Hermann Hospital
6411 Fannin St
Houston TX 77030
|Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
920 Frostwood Dr
Houston TX 77024
|Methodist West Houston Hospital
18500 Katy Freeway
Houston TX 77094
|Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 Tom Ball Pkwy
Houston TX 77070
|Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Blvd
Houston TX 77030
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
| ||Robert R FRANKLIN MD.|
Suggestion by Kristy Woolsey :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Franklin's for 4-1/2 yrs. I went to him out of pure desperation as I had been diagnosed with Endometriosis. After doing some research I went to Dr. Franklin based on th...(Read More)
| ||Joseph Andrew SALINAS MD.|
Suggestion by Therese Segovia :
"I am an athlete and in the spring of 2006 while running I found it very hard to breathe. This continued for several weeks and I noticed that my concentration was slipping and I was incredibly tir...(Read More)
| ||Robert K ZURAWIN MD.|
Suggestion by Tamara :
"I had a complete Da Vinci Hysterectomy and oophorectomy on 10/23/2008. My surgery was very complicated (for a variety of reasons) and I don't think any other surgeon could have done as well as Dr. Zu...(Read More)
| ||C PAPASAKELARIOU MD.|
Suggestion by Native Houstonian :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Papasakelariou for about five years and he is the BEST Ob/Gyn doctor in Houston. He listens to you he spends time with you and he is very knowledgable and experienced...(Read More)
| ||Ferdinand Joseph PLAVIDAL MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie :
"Dr Plavidal is a wonderful doctor. He is very helpful with questions takes the time to answer or resolve any concerns and you will leave your visits feeling as if you are cared for by your doctor....(Read More)
| ||Amy Elise YOUNG MD.|
Suggestion by Lee :
"I can't say enough good things about Amy Young. She is thorough she is caring and she is supportive. She was my OBGYN through both my pregnancies and delivered me herself even though she wasn't o...(Read More)
| ||Chandra G HIGGINBOTHAM MD.|
Suggestion by Penny :
"I have been knowing her for eight years. She is very open and easy to related to. My Dr. get straight to the point to find out what is going on and how to stay healthy. She cares and cares more whe...(Read More)
| ||Louie Sanford ROBERTS MD.|
Suggestion by Dana :
"After having many many many OBGYN's I finnally found Dr. Roberts and will follow her whereever her practice may go. After discovering the need for surgery she called me (yes she called not just some...(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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