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Hysterectomy Resources for Decatur, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Decatur, AL, 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 Decatur, AL - Find More Doctors
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Rosalind Jackson, M.D.
4000 MiamisburgCenterville RD
Miamisburg OH 45342
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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Hospitals in or near Decatur, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Decatur General Hospital
1201 7th St SE
Decatur AL 35601
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
| ||John Ashley SHANNON MD.|
Suggestion by Crystal :
"I LOVE Dr. Shannon! He delivered 2 of my 3 children. On the 2nd delivery I had a seizure hours after the C-section. He was at the hospital within minutes calling in a Neurosurgeon and doing all kinds...(Read More)
| ||Gerry Francis ELLIS MD.|
Suggestion by Bette S :
"Dr. Ellis has been my gyn. for over 20 years. I have only been pregnant one time and it ended in miscarriage. Four years ago my husband and I adopted a precious baby boy. After many years of liter...(Read More)
| ||Dean Arthur VEREN MD.|
Suggestion by Gladys V :
"I was so used to going to see my OB/GYN in Cullman and him taking a medical history while undressed that the first time I went to see my wonderful Dr. Veren I was shocked. We sat down in his office an...(Read More)
| ||Alex CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Rosemary Battles :
"Dr. Alex Childs is a wonderful Dr. in practice with Dr. C. Paul Perry. He is a very caring christian man that really cares for the wellbeing of his patients. He and Dr. Perry solved my pelvic pain p...(Read More)
| ||James David HARRIS MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon C :
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Harris to anyone!! He has been wonderful in being there for me..... It is beyond words how this man goes beyond himself and not only a professional but as your friend...(Read More)
| ||Jacqueline Y SYLVESTER MD.|
Suggestion by wolfway :
"I was treated with respect and compasion from the moment I entered her practice. Not only is she great so is her office staff. I would and have refered women to this Doctor and will do so again....(Read More)
| ||James Eugene SPEED DO.|
Suggestion by Dee Johnson :
"Dr. Speed delivered my last of three children 20 years ago. With the birth of my last child I started having difficulties and went into labor early and Dr. Speed was wonderful. Thankfully both I an...(Read More)
| ||Gwenn Marie MCKENZIE MD.|
Suggestion by cindy :
"Dr. McKenzie has delivered 2 of my children by C-section and did my hysterectomy. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He is a very caring and compasionate christian doctor. He prays with you before y...(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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