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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)
| ||Kathryn Louise ARENDT MD.|
Suggestion by pooder :
"I had a very large fibroid on my uterus (as big as a grapefruit) and Dr Arendt helped me with options and ultimately I had it removed. This was my first surgery and I was so scared. She was wonderful...(Read More)
| ||Carla KOVACS MD.|
Suggestion by Nycolle :
"I saw Dr. Kovacs for an appointment and the next day had an overian cyst rupture while on blood thinners. I was admited and treated by her and another doctor in her office both were wounderful. I didn...(Read More)
| ||James MAJORS MD.|
Puyallup WA, WA
Suggestion by Mary Hinman :
"I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Majors. He is very skilled at his job and made me feel very confident things would be fine and they were!! He is great!!...(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)
| ||Richard Lawrence AGRESS MD.|
Suggestion by Jacqui Dubuque :
"Dr. Agress is a very gentle kind and caring physician who takes the time to explain things to you and fights hard for your health. He is great at presenting all options and ensuring that you have al...(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)
| ||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)
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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