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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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Dothan, AL - Find More Doctors
Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
(470) 312-3696
James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Suite 109
Binghamton NY 13905
607-770-7074
Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
(855) 75-OBGYN
Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
9725667760
Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
727-540-0414
Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
8135712777
Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Gatos CA 95032
408-358-2511
Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Suite 100
Naperville IL 60540
630-428-2229

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Dothan, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Flowers Hospital
4370 W Main St
Dothan AL 36305
Southeast Alabama Medical Center
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan AL 36301

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Ask A Doctor

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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Ellen Doyle PHILLIPS MD.
Dothan, AL
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.
Dothan, AL
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)"


 Danilo V HERRERA MD.
Mobile, AL
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)"


 Michele M CHRISTINE MD.
Birmingham, AL
Suggestion by Stacey : "She is wonderful she has delivered both of my babies and helped me through some very difficult times. She always takes time to talk and explain things and truly listens to what you tell her....(Read More)"


 Robert Charles BROWN MD.
Fairhope, AL
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)"


 John Ashley SHANNON MD.
Decatur, AL
Suggestion by Crystal : "I LOVE Dr. Shannon! He delivered 2 of my 3 children. On the 2nd delivery I had a seizure hours after the C-section. He was at the hospital within minutes calling in a Neurosurgeon and doing all kinds...(Read More)"


 Gerry Francis ELLIS MD.
Decatur, AL
Suggestion by Bette S : "Dr. Ellis has been my gyn. for over 20 years. I have only been pregnant one time and it ended in miscarriage. Four years ago my husband and I adopted a precious baby boy. After many years of liter...(Read More)"


 Rebecca Stewart MILLER MD.
Montgomery, AL
Suggestion by Amber : "Dr Miller is a wonderful doctor. She is so nice and is willing to talk with you about your concerns! She is never in a hurry and takes time with you....(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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