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Hysterectomy Resources for Vancouver, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Vancouver, 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 Vancouver, 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 Vancouver, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Southwest Washington Medical Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl
Vancouver WA 98664
|Legacy Salmon Creek
2211 NE 139th Street
Vancouver WA 98686
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
| ||Wendy DRAPER MD.|
Suggestion by Elana :
"Dr Draper did my hysterectomy last week. I cannot think of a nicer more empathetic and competent doctor than her. She is a real person who listens to you and gives you her honest opinion. She has clas...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Bruce James ANDISON MD.|
Suggestion by K. Alderman :
"I have had Dr. Andison as my Dr. for approx. 17 yrs. now. I can't imagine my life without him! He has been there not only for my regular check-ups but also finds the time to find out how I am doing. H...(Read More)
| ||Stacey TRUEWORTHY MD.|
Suggestion by thediamondlady :
"After years of having female issues and being told it was normal. I had enough -- Dr trueworthy listened to what I had been through and discussed options for me. There was no pressure to go one way...(Read More)
| ||Timothy Richard CHEN MD.|
Suggestion by Cindy S :
"Dr. Chen was Wonderful Kind and open to listen to all my concerns. Great bed side manners and truly cares. He always has a smile on his face and makes you feel ok with asking even the silliest quest...(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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