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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
|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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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)
| ||Alejandro De Guia PAVES MD.|
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)
| ||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)
| ||Kevin Scott PITTS MD.|
Suggestion by WANDA :
"I went to Dr. Pitts as a referral from my regular Doctor. He was my surgeon for a hysterectomy. I appreciated his care and concern for me. He called me personally at home to talk with me and I just re...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Eleanor FRIELE MD.|
Suggestion by M/C girl :
"Dr. Friele (OB/GYN) performed my LAVH at Swedish Hospital in Seattle December of 2007. Prior to surgery she made sure I was very well prepared and fully understood the procedure. Her manner is very...(Read More)
| ||Brenda L SMITH MD.|
Suggestion by Bridgett B :
"Dr.Smith was a wonderful DR. I recently had a hysterectomy and she was WONDERFUL!!! Great bedside mannermade this whole process go so much easier...I have told everyone about how wonderful she is......(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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