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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Madison, WI, 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.
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Hospitals in or near Madison, WI - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
|St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center
707 S Mills St
Madison WI 53715
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
| ||Laura BERGHAHN MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle M :
"I met with Dr. Laura towards the beginning of 2008. I have suffered from endometriosis for over 15 years. I tried everything to elevate the pain. Dr. Laura was patient and listened to all the treatmen...(Read More)
| ||Gary Edward WATERS MD.|
Suggestion by Tania :
"I came to Dr. Waters as a new patient needing a hysterectomy. When I arrived he had read my file and knew my BC history and reason for the hysterectomy. He took time to explain the whole procedure d...(Read More)
| ||Joseph Shiu-Fai FOK MD.|
Suggestion by Beth :
"I had a vaginal hysterectomy this past June. Dr. Fok did my surgery and I couldn't believe how smooth it went. Not only did the surgery go smoothly but the care I received from St. Mary's hospital...(Read More)
|Kim MACKEY MD.|
Suggestion by MJ :
"I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy performed by Dr. Kim Mackey in June 2007. Dr. Mackey is a board certified OB/GYN who specializes in MIP (minimally invasive procedures) fo...(Read More)
| ||Thomas Michael JULIAN MD.|
Suggestion by Laura Severin :
"Dr. Julian is a urogynocologist very kind compassionate and thorough explains the procedure in detail and will take all the time you need to answer your questions. He repaired my prolapse cystoce...(Read More)
| ||Rodney Jos HALVORSEN MD.|
Suggestion by carrie :
"I would highly recommend Dr. Halvorsen to anyone. He is simply wonderful! He is a very knowledgable MD and up to date on the latest procedures. When I was told I needed a hysterectomy in May 06 I...(Read More)
| ||Hassan SHAHBANDAR MD.|
Suggestion by Rhonda G :
"Shortly after I move here to Wisconsin and started to work at local hospital I needed to have a GYN fast for I was hemorraging three weeks out of Month. One of the girls I worked with told me about D...(Read More)
| ||Annamarie B WINDSOR MD.|
Suggestion by Wendy Hespe :
"Dr. Windsor has qualities that any patient would be comfortable with. She is professional warm caring and had a genuine concern- patient first and it always carries over to the whole family. I c...(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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