| 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.
|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
|Wenatchee Valley Medical Center
820 N. Chelan Avenue
Wenatchee WA 98801
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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)
| ||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)
| ||Gail Carreau VENUTO MD.|
Gig Harbor, WA
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"I saw Dr. Venuto for the birth of my child and she was a wonderful doctor to have. I ended up with endometriosis which ended in a hystorectomy. She Had a great bed side manor and is very caring. She m...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Edward WILLIAMS MD.|
Suggestion by Misty :
"The most caring compassionate OB I have ever had. He has seen me through pregnancy losses births and the many OB related issues I have now leading to a hysterectomy. He is very pro-active and listens...(Read More)
| ||Alejandro De Guia PAVES MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"I have been seeing Dr. Paves for years. He delivered my second daughter and recently performed my hysterectomy and vaginal sling surgery. He is a wonderful person and a very loving doctor who cares ab...(Read More)
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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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