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Hysterectomy Resources for Aurora, WA

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Aurora, WA, 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 Aurora, WA - Find More Doctors
John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Suite 104
Tacoma WA 98465
253-403-5432
Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424

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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

 Alejandro De Guia PAVES MD.
Burien, WA
Suggestion by Cynthia : "I have been seeing Dr. Paves for years. He delivered my second daughter and recently performed my hysterectomy and vaginal sling surgery. He is a wonderful person and a very loving doctor who cares ab...(Read More)"


 Amy VANBLARICOM MD.
Seattle, WA
Suggestion by Mary : "She was my Doctor in 2003 at the University of Washington Medical service. She did my hysterectomy all I can say is excellent warm informative~ she actually sat with me while they got the operating...(Read More)"


 Edward WILLIAMS MD.
Lakewood, WA
Suggestion by Misty : "The most caring compassionate OB I have ever had. He has seen me through pregnancy losses births and the many OB related issues I have now leading to a hysterectomy. He is very pro-active and listens...(Read More)"


 Mary Helen LUDWICZAK MD.
Longview, WA
Suggestion by Amber : "She has a wonderful bedside manner AND has done an excellent job with managing my health concerns. She delivered my child and performed other procedures to keep me healthy including my hysterectomy....(Read More)"


 Patricia Ann SHUSTER MD.
Seattle, WA
Suggestion by Adela : "Dr. Shuster has known me since 2003 and has been on the fight with me to cure my Menorraghia. Nothing has worked full proof and I'm now undergoing a hysterectomy. Dr. Shuster has seen me cry and smile...(Read More)"


 Estelle Ikuko YAMAKI MD.
Federal Way, WA
Suggestion by Carol : "Love Dr. Yamaki excellent listener always wanting to learn something new from patients and seminars etc. She did my hysterectomy 3 years ago and has been fantastic ever since and time is the test. H...(Read More)"


 Richard HENEGAN MD.
Olympia, WA
Suggestion by Jazz56 : "Dr Henegan was suggested to me by several friends who have seen him. I was apprehensive knowing I had a problem but everything they shared about his expertise was true! Even after my hysterectomy...(Read More)"


 Douglas M WHELAN MD.
Longview, WA
Suggestion by Michelle : "Dr. Whelan is a wonderful doctor and surgeon. He is VERY informative about your situation and gives you many well explained choices for your specific problem. He is thorough patient and understand...(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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