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Hysterectomy Resources for Yakima, WA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Yakima, 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 Yakima, 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 Yakima, WA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center
110 S 9th Ave
Yakima WA 98902
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
| ||Allen Gregg SOUTH MD.|
Suggestion by Eve :
"I truly recommend Dr. Allen South Gynecologist...I had a total hysterectomy on Jan 30th 2008. Just weeks prior I was very stressed and full of anxiety I needed to find a surgeon. Fortunately I...(Read More)
| ||Brenda Lynn FLAKE MD.|
Suggestion by Julie White :
"Brenda has performed 2 emergency c-sections for me in addition to following up with a post-hysterectomy emergency where my uterine artery ruptured (she did not perform the hysterectomy and was horrifi...(Read More)
| ||John EGGERS MD.|
Oak Harbor, WA
Suggestion by Amy Beckner :
"Dr. Eggers is a civilian provider in the OB/GYN clinic at the Navy Hospital Oak Harbor - Whidbey Island. I have found him to be very easy to talk to willing to answer any questions in laymans terms...(Read More)
| ||Ann Marie KOLWITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Crunchy1 :
"Kolwitz did a great job on my surgery. She did total vaginal hysterectomy; I healed beautifully and right on schedule. She has a very direct approach and is patient answering all my questions....(Read More)
| ||Estelle Ikuko YAMAKI MD.|
Federal Way, WA
Suggestion by Betty :
"I highly recommednd this doctor. I am a new patient with her. But I have been battling Endometriosis even after a full hysterectomy. When my husband and I met with her she was awsome. I told her all o...(Read More)
| ||Cristian ANDRONIC MD.|
Suggestion by Laura Lorentz :
"When I was told I needed a hysterectomy I started researching the da Vinci surgery I had seen listed on the HysterSister site. That lead me to Dr. Andronic in Spokane. He specializes in the robotic s...(Read More)
| ||Joseph John WUJEK MD.|
Walla Walla, WA
Suggestion by Tricia P :
"Dr. Wujek is the most caring trustworthy and professional doctor I have ever had. He always returns calls personally and never makes you feel like you are wasting his time. He is a good listener an...(Read More)
| ||Diana Lynn HAGER MD.|
Suggestion by Shawna :
"I just wanted to reccommend Dr. Diana Hager practicing out of Spokane WA. in the Sacred Heart Doctors Building. I have had many obgyn problems and she has stuck beside me for about four years. She 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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