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Hysterectomy Resources for Spokane, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Spokane, 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 Spokane, 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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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Spokane, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane WA 99220
|Deaconess Medical Center-Spokane
800 W 5th Ave
Spokane WA 99204
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
| ||John MCKENNA MD.|
Suggestion by Marilyn Koenig :
"I highly recommend Dr. McKenna he is very caring and an excellent doctor. He is a specialist and a very good one. I have been gong to him for the last 7yrs....(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)
| ||Marynell Hoag MEYER MD.|
Suggestion by Marci B :
"Dr. Meyer was a referral for long-standing menstrual cycle issues. She took one look at my records and said "Whatever you want." She performed a total abdominal hysterectomy and has helped me immens...(Read More)
| ||James Vincent BRASCH MD.|
Suggestion by Trina :
"I suggest to everyone I know that they see Dr. Brasch. He is a wonderful and caring man. I have been his patient for 10 years and have had many other opinions...(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)
| ||Kurt Pettis FINE MD.|
Suggestion by Deena :
"Doctor Fine was my OB/GYN throughout my pregnancy. I would recommend Dr.Fine to anyone in need of an OB/GYN. I usually never waited in his office long. He is very thorough and he makes sure that all o...(Read More)
| ||Robert Steven BRISBOIS MD.|
Suggestion by brianna d :
"dr brisbois has been very helpful right from the beginning. he is even doing my surgery on a date that he normally doesn't work in order for my surgery to be within a reasonable timeframe. he is pro...(Read More)
| ||Laurie MORRIS MD.|
Suggestion by Tonjha Monaco :
"Dr. Morris is a sweet and caring Dr. I was scared to death to have the surgery she reccomended but in the week before the surgery she had put my heart at ease and I actually was looking forward to i...(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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