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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
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
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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)
| ||James Wynn BELYEU MD.|
Suggestion by Luanne Anderson :
"This man is a Godsend! He is the Hormone King of Kings! I am in my 30's and had a total hysterectomy 5 years ago so needless to say my body wasn't ready for this Surgical Menopause. Thanks to my...(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)
| ||Rebecca Stewart MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Amber :
"Dr Miller is a wonderful doctor. She is so nice and is willing to talk with you about your concerns! She is never in a hurry and takes time with you....(Read More)
| ||Charles Franklin WARREN MD.|
Suggestion by Desi :
"this physician specializes in repair work in females and in hysterctomies etc. he was recommended by a surgical nurse who had been in surgery for 20 yrs; she said he would be the one she would choos...(Read More)
| ||Leon Wrensford LEWIS MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor. He is patient thorough and extremely intelligent. I have had a few OBGyn and Dr. Lewis is the only one that I have been 100% happy with. I have already referred a fri...(Read More)
| ||Angela MCCOOL MD.|
Suggestion by Karon R :
"I started seeing Dr. McCool in late 2009 as a referral from my general practice doctor. Since then I have had a laparoscopic procedure to diagnose endometriosis and a laparoscopic hysterectomy both...(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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