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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Diana Lynn HAGER MD.|
Suggestion by Shawna :
"I just wanted to reccommend Dr. Diana Hager practicing out of Spokane WA. in the Sacred Heart Doctors Building. I have had many obgyn problems and she has stuck beside me for about four years. She i...(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)
| ||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)
| ||David Michael MINEHAN MD.|
Suggestion by Roxane Michel :
"Dr. Minehan is the doctor who tied my tubes when I was 32. Ten years later he needed to do surgery on me when I had polyps. A few years after that he also did my hysterectomy when the polyps came...(Read More)
| ||Carla KOVACS MD.|
Suggestion by Nycolle :
"I saw Dr. Kovacs for an appointment and the next day had an overian cyst rupture while on blood thinners. I was admited and treated by her and another doctor in her office both were wounderful. I didn...(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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