| Hysterectomy Resources for Everett, WA |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Everett, 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.
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Providence General Medical Center-Colby Everett Campus
1321 Colby Ave
Everett WA 98201
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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
| ||Laurent NICHOLAV MD.|
Suggestion by Annie :
"Dr Nicholav has literally saved my life a few times. Since 2001 I have been plagued with 'internal plumbing' problems. At one point I had been diagosed with possible 2nd stage cervical cancer. He w...(Read More)
| ||Robert Earl ANDRE MD.|
Suggestion by Angela Martin :
"He has been with me through three pregnancys. Delivered two of my children and performed my hysterectomy. He is very caring and listens well. He is also specialized with high risk pregnancy. A+ RECOM...(Read More)
| ||Jennifer Kay SMITH MD.|
Suggestion by TeAnna Hulse :
"For years I had been in pain. Gone to numerious Dr.s and know one would listen to what I had to say. They seemed to like to get as much money from tests over and over that were always negative. I kep...(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)
| ||Douglas BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Julie W :
"This dr. is one of the most gentle caring dr. I have ever had. He never gives up on finding answers and he supports whatever you think is best if it is safe for you. I really have enjoyed having hi...(Read More)
| ||Anita SHOWALTER DO.|
Suggestion by susan :
"It is difficult to find the words to describe Dr. Showalter. She is a highly skilled surgeon and astute diagnostician but most importantly she is compassionate listener and partners with her patient...(Read More)
| ||Robert Dean BETZ MD.|
Walla Walla, WA
Suggestion by Elizabeth Br :
"This Doctor Is very tender and very compassionate. His bedside manner is amazing!!!...(Read More)
| ||Craig Michael SMENTEK MD.|
Spokane Valley, WA
Suggestion by Angela C :
"Wonderful gentle kind and calm. He did my hysterectomy 3 yrs ago and it saved my life. I came to him in such pain and so discouraged because no one had listened to me in the 15 yrs prior to me s...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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