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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
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|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
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
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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)
| ||Allen Raynold DUPRE MD.|
Suggestion by Mikall M :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dupre's since 1993. He has delivered 2 of my 3 children. He is a very caring doctor. He also saved my life after the birth of my first son. He is quick to action when it c...(Read More)
| ||Knut Erich MUELLER MD.|
Suggestion by Heather :
"I have known Dr. Mueller personally since 2002. I became his patient in 2004 during a very rough time in my life. He diagnosed me with PCOS and endometriosis. After trying many alternatives it was...(Read More)
| ||Jon Michael ADCOCK MD.|
Suggestion by Tricia :
"I drive 80 miles to see this doctor. His treatment manner is absolutely the best. He truly cares about his patients and will take the time with me to find out the entire story behind a problem. He...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
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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