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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)
| ||Homayoun SARAF MD.|
Suggestion by Julie Rinard :
"Dr. Saraf performed a complicated and difficult hysterectomy for me. His preparation consultations with my family and I and visits following the surgery were reassuring and thorough....(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Jennifer C QUIMBY MD.|
Suggestion by Rachel Ring :
"Jennifer Quimby took my pain & suffering seriously. After being told that I was fine for over a year by different doctor she actually listened to what I had to say. I never felt rushed or unimportant....(Read More)
| ||Mary Elizabeth SKRYPZAK MD.|
Suggestion by Letty :
"Dr. Skrypzak did my total hysterectomy in July of 2004. It was flawless and my care was superb. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. If my mother or daughter needed GYN care or surgery t...(Read More)
| ||David Michael MINEHAN MD.|
Suggestion by Roxane Michel :
"Dr. Minehan is the doctor who tied my tubes when I was 32. Ten years later he needed to do surgery on me when I had polyps. A few years after that he also did my hysterectomy when the polyps came...(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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