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Hysterectomy Resources for Seattle, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Seattle, 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 Seattle, 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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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Seattle, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle WA 98195
155 N 115th St
Seattle WA 98133
|Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill Campus
500 17th Ave
Seattle WA 98124
|Swedish Medical Center-First Hill
747 Broadway Ave
Seattle WA 98122
|VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S Columbian Way
Seattle WA 98108
|Seattle Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle WA 98105
|Virginia Mason Medical Center
1100 9th Ave
Seattle WA 98101
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
| ||Kelley Ann HANRAHAN MD.|
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)
| ||David Arthur ESCHENBACH MD.|
Suggestion by Antonyia :
"Dr. Eschenbach is really easy to talk to. As soon as he walked into the room I knew I was in good hands. I had a LAVH/BSO and felt great as soon as I woke up. If I ever had to have anything else done...(Read More)
| ||Amy VANBLARICOM MD.|
Suggestion by Mary :
"She was my Doctor in 2003 at the University of Washington Medical service. She did my hysterectomy all I can say is excellent warm informative~ she actually sat with me while they got the operating...(Read More)
| ||Patricia Ann SHUSTER MD.|
Suggestion by Adela :
"Dr. Shuster has known me since 2003 and has been on the fight with me to cure my Menorraghia. Nothing has worked full proof and I'm now undergoing a hysterectomy. Dr. Shuster has seen me cry and smile...(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)
| ||Lisbeth JORDAN MD.|
Suggestion by Marsha Long :
"Dr. Lisbeth Jordan works in Seattle WA at Women's Salish Health. She was my gynecologist for several years. I feel it is very important when choosing a physician that both of you have the same ideals...(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)
| ||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)
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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