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Hysterectomy Resources for Puyallup, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Puyallup, 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 Puyallup, WA - Find More Doctors
|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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Hospitals in or near Puyallup, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Good Samaritan Hospital & Rehabilitation Center
407 14th Ave SE
Puyallup WA 98372
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
| ||Sam Hwa SONG MD.|
Suggestion by bridget :
"Dr Song is a very talented doctor she is aways cheerful and friendly. I had a hysterectomy and my left ovary removed and she explained all the pro's and con's to what could happen during surgery so t...(Read More)
| ||Laurie MORRIS MD.|
Suggestion by Tonjha Monaco :
"Dr. Morris is a sweet and caring Dr. I was scared to death to have the surgery she reccomended but in the week before the surgery she had put my heart at ease and I actually was looking forward to i...(Read More)
| ||Barbara Susan LEVY MD.|
Federal Way, WA
Suggestion by M.M. :
"Dr.Levy is very professional and makes me feel like I am very important. She makes it a point to reinforce that she is here to take care of me. She also reminds me to take care of myself. I had to h...(Read More)
| ||Gail Carreau VENUTO MD.|
Gig Harbor, WA
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"I saw Dr. Venuto for the birth of my child and she was a wonderful doctor to have. I ended up with endometriosis which ended in a hystorectomy. She Had a great bed side manor and is very caring. She m...(Read More)
| ||Carol J KOVANDA MD.|
Suggestion by Lucinda W :
"She helped pioneer the DaVinici procedure in Tacoma. I never knew I would ever feel "good" again and thanks to Dr. Kovanda and her knowledge experience abilities and fortitude I have been the rec...(Read More)
| ||Philip David WELCH MD.|
Suggestion by Shuston S :
"I Have Been Dr. Welch's Patient For Over 3 Years. He Is An Excellent Doctor. He Listens To Your Concerns Questions Etc. He Is Honest And Takes The Time To Find The Best Possible Way Treat You Not O...(Read More)
| ||John EGGERS MD.|
Oak Harbor, WA
Suggestion by Amy Beckner :
"Dr. Eggers is a civilian provider in the OB/GYN clinic at the Navy Hospital Oak Harbor - Whidbey Island. I have found him to be very easy to talk to willing to answer any questions in laymans terms...(Read More)
| ||David Michael MINEHAN MD.|
Suggestion by Roxane Michel :
"Dr. Minehan is the doctor who tied my tubes when I was 32. Ten years later he needed to do surgery on me when I had polyps. A few years after that he also did my hysterectomy when the polyps came...(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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