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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Gadsden, 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 Gadsden, AL - Find More Doctors
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
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Hospitals in or near Gadsden, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Riverview Regional Medical Center
600 S 3rd St
Gadsden AL 35901
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
| ||Kyle P CHRISTENBERRY MD.|
Suggestion by Angela W :
"From the first visit with Dr. Christenberry I was impressed by his genuine kindness and compassion. He never seemed to be rushing the visit and gave the impression that he had all day to listen to my...(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)
| ||Lee R SHARMA MD.|
Suggestion by Karen B :
"Dr. Sharma performed my total hysterectomy using the Robotic procedure. From my very first appointment with her she has always listened to each question I had and took her time answering and making...(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)
| ||C. Paul PERRY MD.|
Suggestion by F. Winn :
"I recommended this doctor to any woman who is experiencing female problems. For years I had been given medications that never helped and only provided a "temporary fix". I went through most of my a...(Read More)
| ||Lawrence Jay CARPENTER MD.|
Suggestion by LAmiss :
"The gynecologist I had been seeing was on vacation when I needed to schedule my annual examination. I knew from a co-worker that he was planning to retire in a couple of years so when the receptioni...(Read More)
| ||Marshall Dean SHOEMAKER MD.|
Suggestion by endosuffer :
"I highly recommend Dr Shoemaker. He is a excellent doctor. When my daughter was born we did not know before hand that she had Down Syndrome. We were shocked to say the least. Dr Shoemaker was not on c...(Read More)
| ||Angela MCCOOL MD.|
Suggestion by Karon R :
"I started seeing Dr. McCool in late 2009 as a referral from my general practice doctor. Since then I have had a laparoscopic procedure to diagnose endometriosis and a laparoscopic hysterectomy both...(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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