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Hysterectomy Resources for Renton, WA

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Renton, 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 Renton, WA - Find More Doctors
John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Suite 104
Tacoma WA 98465
253-403-5432
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 Renton, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Valley Medical Center
400 S 43rd St
Renton WA 98055

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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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Catherine Ann HUNTER DO.
Renton, WA
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)"


 Eric Neal FASSLER MD.
Renton, WA
Suggestion by Sharyn Sowell : "When I first saw him Dr. Fassler told me his role is to educate me on all my options not to tell me what to do and he gave me information without looking at his watch once. I almost cried! He under...(Read More)"


 Elaine Yilien CHANG MD.
Seattle, WA
Suggestion by Angela S : "Dr. Chang was an amazing doctor during 2 of my 3 pregnancies/deliveries. She is the most compassionate fun-loving and knowlegable doctor. I only wish I knew her during my first pregnancy. Anyways no...(Read More)"


 Kelley Ann HANRAHAN MD.
Seattle, WA
Suggestion by Becky : "She is always good about keeping her patients well informed of what is going on. Takes extra time with her patients when they want it not just when she thinks they need it. She did a hysterectomy...(Read More)"


 Gary La Mar ROGERS MD.
Bellevue, WA
Suggestion by ladyinpink : "Dr. Rogers is very patient and kind with his patients. He always has the best interest of his patients at heart. He has a wonderful sense of humor which I love but when things need to be seriously...(Read More)"


 Laurent NICHOLAV MD.
Everett, WA
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)"


 Elizabeth Grace SANFORD MD.
Tacoma, WA
Suggestion by Kathy F : "I have been a patient of Dr. Elizabeth Sanford and Kim Horveth PA for about 15 years. Not only do I have the utmost respect and confidence in their medical expertise I appreciate how they take the t...(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)"


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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