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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
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
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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)
| ||Anne Elizabeth SNOWDEN MD.|
Suggestion by Danielle Barrow :
"Dr. Snowden has been GREAT to work with. After I lost my 1st baby at 19 weeks I was crushed. Throughout my pregnancy I constantly called my 1st OB/GYN's office with lower abdomen or back cramps. I wa...(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)
| ||Gloria SHORT MD.|
Suggestion by Katherine Fowler :
"Dr. Short is not only a great ob/gyn but also a great friendly caring person. She will take the time you need with her and will work with you with any concerns you have. I recently worked with her...(Read More)
| ||Edith AGUAYO MD.|
Suggestion by Whitney :
"Dr. Aguayo is fantastic. She truly understands her patients and is completely honest and up front with them. Her staff is fantastic and never make you feel rushed or in a hurry - no matter that even...(Read More)
| ||Dennis Frank DASE MD.|
Suggestion by Brandi D :
"He has been my OB/GYN since about 2001 and I have been trying to conceive all these years and he never gave up on me lol. Now he just recently delivered my 1st daughter and the whole experience was...(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)
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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