| 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.
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|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:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
| ||Cristian ANDRONIC MD.|
Suggestion by Laura Lorentz :
"When I was told I needed a hysterectomy I started researching the da Vinci surgery I had seen listed on the HysterSister site. That lead me to Dr. Andronic in Spokane. He specializes in the robotic s...(Read More)
| ||Neil Whitney RAWLINS MD.|
Suggestion by Kim B :
"I highly recommend Dr. Rawlins to anyone! He has taken extra time and patience with me during a difficult recovery from a hysterectomy due to unrelated issues. He did a wonderful job during the surg...(Read More)
| ||Mark Edward MULHOLLAND MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie Cline :
""Like the street" I lucked out when Dr. Mulholland was on call when I needed surgery from the ER. I have been told that he is a very good surgeon from others in the medical field in our area. He's...(Read More)
| ||Brenda Lynn FLAKE MD.|
Suggestion by Julie White :
"Brenda has performed 2 emergency c-sections for me in addition to following up with a post-hysterectomy emergency where my uterine artery ruptured (she did not perform the hysterectomy and was horrifi...(Read More)
| ||William Glenn SPRAKE MD.|
Suggestion by DOVE1959 :
"Very matter of fact Dr. Excellent care he did my hysterectomy 3 years ago I was drifting in and out before surgery I felt someone holding my hand thinking it was my husband I looked to se Dr. Sprak...(Read More)
| ||Catherine Ann HUNTER DO.|
Suggestion by Clayton :
"Dr. Hunter performed my hysterectomy and did my follow-up care in 2004. When I suffered complications due to a seroma she explained to my husband how to continue my care at home. I continue to see Dr...(Read More)
| ||Robert Francis SESTERO MD.|
Spokane Valley, WA
Suggestion by Hiedi :
"Most kind ob/gyn doctor I have ever met and there have been a lot of them. Very passionate very caring and very empathic for a man. Made me feel very comfortable and listened to me not just anot...(Read More)
| ||Estelle Ikuko YAMAKI MD.|
Federal Way, WA
Suggestion by Betty :
"I highly recommednd this doctor. I am a new patient with her. But I have been battling Endometriosis even after a full hysterectomy. When my husband and I met with her she was awsome. I told her all o...(Read More)
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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