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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
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
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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)
| ||Laura Allbritton HORNE MD.|
Suggestion by Tonya :
"Dr. Horne will sit down with you and listen to your symptoms and discuss options with you. She and her staff are very courteous and friendly. I have been a patient of Dr. Horne's for approximately t...(Read More)
| ||John Mabry MORGAN MD.|
Suggestion by TaDe :
"He is the greatest he did my hysterectomy. He is very compassionate and caring. He spends alot of time expaining things to you. He is treats the entire "you" not just the problem or concern at hand....(Read More)
| ||Raymond Larry SHEPPARD MD.|
Suggestion by Jilly :
"After years of other doctors misdiagnosing me (to include telling me it was all in my head) I came to the office of Dr. Sheppard Sr. He was SO thorough. He refused just make assumptions based on sym...(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)
| ||James BENDELL MD.|
Suggestion by Darlene Billingsley :
"Dr. Bendell is the best Doctor I have used. He is cheerful comforting friendly trustworthyand experienced. He has the best staff in the world. Dr. James J. Bendell is a board certified physic...(Read More)
| ||James WEST MD.|
Suggestion by leeslynn :
"I would like to recomend Dr West OB GYN because of the excellent care I recieved. I have been seeing him since I moved to this area in 1993. He performed a type of Thermachoice in 98 that complete...(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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