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Hysterectomy Resources for Kirkland, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Kirkland, 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 Kirkland, WA - 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
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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12040 NE 128th St
Kirkland WA 98034
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
| ||Mary Elizabeth SKRYPZAK MD.|
Suggestion by Letty :
"Dr. Skrypzak did my total hysterectomy in July of 2004. It was flawless and my care was superb. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. If my mother or daughter needed GYN care or surgery t...(Read More)
| ||Charles HEFFRON MD.|
Suggestion by Melody Kieffer :
"I have been seeing Dr Heffrron since my middle child was born almost 22 years ago. Dr Heffron keeps up on all the medical advances in gynocology. He is conservative in his approach but not to the p...(Read More)
| ||Josephine Sophie WANG MD.|
Suggestion by Sophie M :
"Dr Wang has been my OB for almost 10 years. She supported me through 4 years of pain and misery until she recommended a hysterectomy . She urged me to take my time and think about it. She discovered...(Read More)
| ||John Paul ISBELL MD.|
Suggestion by Heidi Scott :
"I was referred to Dr. Isbell during the Summer of 2006. His specialty is Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am 46 and had dealt with severe PMS for over 15 years. I was seeking a full hysterectomy after ha...(Read More)
| ||Debra Armstrong JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Dondra :
"I LOVE this Doctor! Dr.Johnson has been my OB/GYN for a few years now and I can always count on her to tell me like it is. Next week she will be doing my TVH. Dr. Johnson is a wonderful and caring...(Read More)
| ||Stephen Donald BUSH MD.|
Port Angeles, WA
Suggestion by nettie :
"Very understanding Gives his full attention and answers all your questions made me feel like he cared friendly experienced...(Read More)
| ||Diana Ruth ACKERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy V :
"Dr. Diana Ackerman MD is listed as being in Seattle WA but is my Gyn. in Bend OR (she replaced my previous Gyn. apx. 2-3 years ago). She is my Gyn. and just did my TVH surgery. She is very profes...(Read More)
| ||Bruce James ANDISON MD.|
Suggestion by K. Alderman :
"I have had Dr. Andison as my Dr. for approx. 17 yrs. now. I can't imagine my life without him! He has been there not only for my regular check-ups but also finds the time to find out how I am doing. H...(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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