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Hysterectomy Resources for Silverdale, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Silverdale, 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 Silverdale, 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 Silverdale, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Harrison Medical Center
1800 NW Myrhe Rd
Silverdale WA 98383
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
| ||Gillian Greer ESSER MD.|
Suggestion by Carol Wilkerson :
"After many years of suffering with a particular gynecological problem (cervical stenosis) Dr. Esser and I decided that the only way to stop the pain associated with it was for me to have a complete hy...(Read More)
| ||Kathy HEBARD MD.|
Suggestion by Cherity Burrus :
"Kathy Hebard M.D. did my hysterectomy. She is very personable direct positive open thorough and caring. I have other physical challenges and she did an incredible job of taking all factors into...(Read More)
| ||Jennifer C QUIMBY MD.|
Suggestion by Rachel Ring :
"Jennifer Quimby took my pain & suffering seriously. After being told that I was fine for over a year by different doctor she actually listened to what I had to say. I never felt rushed or unimportant....(Read More)
| ||Barbara FORSYTHE MD.|
Suggestion by Carol Smith :
"In my opinion Dr. Forsythe is one of the finest Gynecologist here in Vancouver. Her "bedside manner" is superb. She makes you feel like you are her only patient and her appointments are on time. I...(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)
| ||Cheri SEARS MD.|
Suggestion by Kandy :
"Dr. Sears has a wonderful bedside manner and is very careful in her explanations and how she deals with sensitive female issues. She involved my husband in every step of the process. She keeps herself...(Read More)
| ||Richard Thomas KUBINIEC MD.|
Suggestion by Devra :
"I saw Dr. Kubiniec 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest son. He was wonderful! I had had preterm labor with my daughter in a previous pregnancy. He made sure to keep my contractions under...(Read More)
| ||John Paul ISBELL MD.|
Suggestion by Heidi Scott :
"I was referred to Dr. Isbell during the Summer of 2006. His specialty is Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am 46 and had dealt with severe PMS for over 15 years. I was seeking a full hysterectomy after ha...(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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