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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
|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 Renton, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Valley Medical Center
400 S 43rd St
Renton WA 98055
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
| ||Eric Neal FASSLER MD.|
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)
| ||Catherine Ann HUNTER DO.|
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)
| ||Randell BAUMAN MD.|
Port Angeles, WA
Suggestion by Janet Hudkins :
"Dr. Bauman performed a TAHBSO on me last August. He was so kind answered all my questions and supported my wishes for pain control and diet within the constraints of post-op care requirements. My...(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)
| ||William Glenn SPRAKE MD.|
Suggestion by DOVE1959 :
"Very matter of fact Dr. Excellent care he did my hysterectomy 3 years ago I was drifting in and out before surgery I felt someone holding my hand thinking it was my husband I looked to se Dr. Sprak...(Read More)
| ||Kathryn Louise ARENDT MD.|
Suggestion by pooder :
"I had a very large fibroid on my uterus (as big as a grapefruit) and Dr Arendt helped me with options and ultimately I had it removed. This was my first surgery and I was so scared. She was wonderful...(Read More)
| ||Elaine Yilien CHANG MD.|
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)
| ||Peter Earl FERN MD.|
Suggestion by Erica :
"At 25 years of age I had a hysterectomy. Dr Fern was so caring and considerate of the questions I had for someone my age having a hysterectomy. He was and still remains genuinly concerned for my hea...(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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