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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
Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
214-648-4747
Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
(312)654-1166
Terry Grogg, M.D.
4461 S Broadway Suite 200
Suite 200
Grove City OH 43123
614-875-0444
Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Suite 100
Naperville IL 60540
630-428-2229
James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Suite 109
Binghamton NY 13905
607-770-7074
Quanita Crable, M.D.
8160 Walnut Hill Lane
Ste. LL-001
Dallas TX 75231
(469)364-3764
Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673
Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
847-981-3698
Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Suite C
Wayne NJ 07450
2019577220

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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

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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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 John Ashley SHANNON MD.
Decatur, AL
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.
Decatur, AL
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)"


 Lee R SHARMA MD.
Opelika, AL
Suggestion by Karen B : "Dr. Sharma performed my total hysterectomy using the Robotic procedure. From my very first appointment with her she has always listened to each question I had and took her time answering and making...(Read More)"


 Ellen Doyle PHILLIPS MD.
Dothan, AL
Suggestion by Suzanne B : "Dr. Phillips treated me for Endometriosis & when I developed blood clots she then did a hysterectomy. She also handles all my female health issues. Dr. Phillips really listens to her patients. S...(Read More)"


 Annemarie REIDY MD.
Huntsville, AL
Suggestion by Reeves : "I am 42 and saw a gynecologist for the first time this year. I don't have children and it had always seemed good enough to see my family doctor for my annual exams. Last year my family doctor sai...(Read More)"


 Cynthia Louise JONES MD.
Birmingham, AL
Suggestion by Dianne Bailey : "She has always took the time to listen to my concerns and has acted on those concerns. Dr. Jones did the hysterectomy and evidently did good because I recovered quickly and had very little pain. S...(Read More)"


 Dennis Frank DASE MD.
Talladega, AL
Suggestion by Brandi D : "He has been my OB/GYN since about 2001 and I have been trying to conceive all these years and he never gave up on me lol. Now he just recently delivered my 1st daughter and the whole experience was...(Read More)"


 Warren BANACH MD.
Enterprise, AL
Suggestion by Allie : "Dr. Banach is such an experienced caring Doctor. He delivered my second child via VBAC. My first child was a c-section and my second child was a regular vaginal delivery!! No problems. He told me...(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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