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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
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
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Find a Hospital
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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Eli Lenoir BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Paula Cole :
"Dr.Brown is an excellant doctor.He is very caring and attentive to your health care needs.He provides a very comfortable and friendly environment and he is always willing to answer any questions you h...(Read More)
| ||Don Allan WHEELER MD.|
Suggestion by Annette :
"With the help of friends I was able to find one of the finest doctors I've ever met trusted felt comfortable with and very professional. I had lost my trust in doctors for several years and thank...(Read More)
| ||William JOHNSON MD.|
Suggestion by Heather R :
"He did my hysterectomy for severe endometriosis and let me keep my cervix and right ovary because they were fine. He is a great docor who will always fit you in when you need him and will always liste...(Read More)
| ||Mack Nathaniel BARNES MD.|
Suggestion by lucky123 :
"Just want anyone looking for a GYN oncologist in the Birmingham AL area to look him up if you need one for ovarian cancer. Mine was suspected and after he did the consult with me he did the surgery...(Read More)
| ||William David SUMMERS MD.|
Suggestion by Kim Mondello :
"Dr. Summers is one of the most compationate Doctors I have ever met. He treets you more like a friend than a patient much less a case. He tries all he can to accomedate his patients....(Read More)
| ||Dean Arthur VEREN MD.|
Suggestion by Gladys V :
"I was so used to going to see my OB/GYN in Cullman and him taking a medical history while undressed that the first time I went to see my wonderful Dr. Veren I was shocked. We sat down in his office an...(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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