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Hysterectomy Resources for Orem, UT
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Orem, UT, 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 Orem, UT - Find More Doctors
|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
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Orem, UT - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Timpanogos Regional Hospital
750 W 800 North
Orem UT 84057
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
| ||Mark Kane DODSON MD.|
Salt Lake City, UT
Suggestion by Smoki :
"This doctor was kind enough when he was hurt to let me email him many of the tons of questions I had about my surgery aches and pains and when would I ever feel better? He is an Obstatrician/ Gynoc...(Read More)
| ||Sean HASKETT MD.|
Suggestion by Megan Dawson :
"He is a great Doctor He has a wonderful staff as well. They are very caring and kind. Dr. Haskett has passion for his job and likes to do what he can for his patients to make things better. He neve...(Read More)
| ||Darren WATTS MD.|
Salt Lake City, UT
Suggestion by Kettlecorn :
"I saw 3 other doctors before I found Dr. Watts. I was actually referred to him by this same website. I decided to check him out because I felt I wasn't getting the care or my concerns taking care of f...(Read More)
| ||David KIRKMAN MD.|
Suggestion by J. Glenn :
"I have been to many doctors over the last 20 years for female problems. Many said it was in my head. Infuriating! After finally choosing a hysterectomy 3 years ago my pathology report showed it ac...(Read More)
| ||Erica FAIRCLOTH MD.|
Suggestion by Lanette E :
"I was looking for an OB/GYN and was given a name by a friend. I called the office of the friend's OB/GYN and was told they had two new physicians in the office and was asked if I wanted to see one of...(Read More)
| ||Lois Jeanne GEMMELL MD.|
Salt Lake City, UT
Suggestion by Donna B :
"Dr. Gemmell took time to talk to me about my options and let me decide for myself. She works at the Avenues Women Clinic which is a practice dedicated to women by women. I felt comfortable there. I am...(Read More)
| ||Susan STEFFEN MD.|
Suggestion by Denise C :
"I was referred to Dr. Steffen from both my primary care physician and a friend who was a patient of hers. It should be noted that she does only gynecology which I found very reassuring in a way......(Read More)
| ||Jefforey R THORPE MD.|
Suggestion by KimNProvo :
"I think that having "womanly issues" is a difficult thing for any woman and trying to find a great doctor to help you through those problems is even more difficult. Dr. Thorpe (and his wonderful coll...(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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