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Hysterectomy Resources for Dothan, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Dothan, AL, 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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Doctors in or near Dothan, AL - Find More Doctors
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
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Hospitals in or near Dothan, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
4370 W Main St
Dothan AL 36305
|Southeast Alabama Medical Center
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan AL 36301
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
| ||Ellen Doyle PHILLIPS MD.|
Suggestion by Suzanne B :
"Dr. Phillips treated me for Endometriosis & when I developed blood clots she then did a hysterectomy. She also handles all my female health issues. Dr. Phillips really listens to her patients. S...(Read More)
| ||Scott Austin GILCHRIST MD.|
Suggestion by dandelions83 :
"Dr. Gilchrist recently performed a partial hysterectomy for me. Throughout my time as a patient he has always taken the time to listen to my medical issues and fully discuss treatment options. When...(Read More)
| ||Annemarie REIDY MD.|
Suggestion by Reeves :
"I am 42 and saw a gynecologist for the first time this year. I don't have children and it had always seemed good enough to see my family doctor for my annual exams. Last year my family doctor sai...(Read More)
| ||Danilo V HERRERA MD.|
Suggestion by deleisha j :
"Dr. Herrera is amazing. He takes the time and listens to you and your needs. He did great with my surgery and has been a wonderful help in my recovery....(Read More)
| ||Alex CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Rosemary Battles :
"Dr. Alex Childs is a wonderful Dr. in practice with Dr. C. Paul Perry. He is a very caring christian man that really cares for the wellbeing of his patients. He and Dr. Perry solved my pelvic pain p...(Read More)
| ||David Lee RUSHING MD.|
Suggestion by Lynne :
"Dr. Rushing has performed two surgeries on me. He removed an ovarian cyst in 1999 I think and more recently a hysterectomy in 2006. I could not have wished for better care from him and his staff....(Read More)
| ||Robert Charles BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Patricia B :
"Dr. Brown is the most caring and competent doctor that I have ever been a patient of. I am a RN (27 yrs) and he is one of the best that I have ever known. He is compassionate and very trustworthy....(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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