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Hysterectomy Resources for Tacoma, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Tacoma, 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.
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Hospitals in or near Tacoma, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Tacoma General Hospital
402 J Street
Tacoma WA 98405
|Madigan Army Medical Center
9040 Reid St
Tacoma WA 98431
|St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 South J St
Tacoma WA 98405
|Allenmore Hospital & Medical Center
1901 S Union Ave
Tacoma WA 98405
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
| ||Loren Curtis FINLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Tonia O :
"Dr Finley has helped me out tremendously! I came to him in pain and he did not waste anytime getting through what needed to be done to take care of me. I have adenomeosis and will be getting a hys...(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth Grace SANFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Kathy F :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Elizabeth Sanford and Kim Horveth PA for about 15 years. Not only do I have the utmost respect and confidence in their medical expertise I appreciate how they take the t...(Read More)
| ||Frank Martin JUNG MD.|
Suggestion by Shari V :
"Dr. Jung is very professional thorough and understanding and he listens to what you have to say. He found out what my problems were right away and explained them to me and my options. I needed bo...(Read More)
| ||Carol J KOVANDA MD.|
Suggestion by Lucinda W :
"She helped pioneer the DaVinici procedure in Tacoma. I never knew I would ever feel "good" again and thanks to Dr. Kovanda and her knowledge experience abilities and fortitude I have been the rec...(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)
| ||Sherry Lee HOLTZMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Margie Katz :
"Dr. Holtzaman (OB/GYN) treated me for uterine fibroids; I had vaginal hysterectomy with ovaries preserved. I found her to be confident direct professional warm and with a sense of humor. Trustwort...(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)
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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