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Hysterectomy Resources for West Valley City, UT
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in West Valley City, 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 West Valley City, UT - Find More Doctors
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near West Valley City, UT - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Pioneer Valley Hospital
3460 S Pioneer Pkwy
West Valley City UT 84120
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
| ||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)
| ||Nathan WARD DO.|
Suggestion by Ronnie S :
"Dr. Ward is extremely competent and caring without being patronizing. He has a calming manner and good sense of humor. The office staff are friendly and professional without being stuffy. Dr. W...(Read More)
| ||Richard William CHAPA MD.|
Salt Lake City, UT
Suggestion by ANTONIA :
"DR. CHAPA DID MY HYSTERECTOMY THREE YEARS AGO. THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS SINCE I WAS SO FULL OF HUGE FIBROIDS. MY BLADDER WAS TORN FROM A FIBROID WHICH WAS ATTATCHED TO IT. MY BLOOD PRESSURE BOTTOMED...(Read More)
| ||Chad Curtis LUNT MD.|
Saint George, UT
Suggestion by emily :
"He is very attentive and caring of ALL his patients! He takes his time and is extreamly knowledgeable. He dielivered all my children and preformed my hysterectomy with A&P repairs - all with amazing r...(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)
| ||Jeff ARRINGTON MD.|
Suggestion by Deb :
"I live in Houston and had a uterus as large as a 18 week pregnancy. My doctor in Houston told me my uterus was too big to be managed laparoscopically. My sister works for Dr. Arrington and mentioned...(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)
| ||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)
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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