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Hysterectomy Resources for Wenatchee, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Wenatchee, 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 Wenatchee, 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 Wenatchee, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Wenatchee Valley Medical Center
820 N. Chelan Avenue
Wenatchee WA 98801
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
| ||Kevin Scott PITTS MD.|
Suggestion by WANDA :
"I went to Dr. Pitts as a referral from my regular Doctor. He was my surgeon for a hysterectomy. I appreciated his care and concern for me. He called me personally at home to talk with me and I just re...(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)
| ||Charles HEFFRON MD.|
Suggestion by Melody Kieffer :
"I have been seeing Dr Heffrron since my middle child was born almost 22 years ago. Dr Heffron keeps up on all the medical advances in gynocology. He is conservative in his approach but not to the p...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Richard HENEGAN MD.|
Suggestion by Jazz56 :
"Dr Henegan was suggested to me by several friends who have seen him. I was apprehensive knowing I had a problem but everything they shared about his expertise was true! Even after my hysterectomy...(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)
| ||Barbara Susan LEVY MD.|
Federal Way, WA
Suggestion by M.M. :
"Dr.Levy is very professional and makes me feel like I am very important. She makes it a point to reinforce that she is here to take care of me. She also reminds me to take care of myself. I had to h...(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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