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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
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Donna Chester, M.D.
2841 Debarr Rd
Anchorage AK 99508
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Natalya Danilyants, M.D.
3206 Tower Oaks Blvd, Suite 200
Rockville MD 20852
|Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
|Rosalind Jackson, M.D.
4000 MiamisburgCenterville RD
Miamisburg OH 45342
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
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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)
| ||Warren BANACH MD.|
Suggestion by Allie :
"Dr. Banach is such an experienced caring Doctor. He delivered my second child via VBAC. My first child was a c-section and my second child was a regular vaginal delivery!! No problems. He told me...(Read More)
| ||Barbara Louise MOERSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Anita :
"Dr. Moersch is my GYN. She always talks to her patients with care and concern. She wants to be all women have all the children they want prior to any surgery like me with my hysterectomy. She talks...(Read More)
| ||Howard Douglas WOODFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Cathy :
"Dr. Woodford was very thorough and treated me very well. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Florence area-no need to go to Huntsville....(Read More)
| ||Cynthia Louise JONES MD.|
Suggestion by Dianne Bailey :
"She has always took the time to listen to my concerns and has acted on those concerns. Dr. Jones did the hysterectomy and evidently did good because I recovered quickly and had very little pain. S...(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)
| ||James Eugene SPEED DO.|
Suggestion by Dee Johnson :
"Dr. Speed delivered my last of three children 20 years ago. With the birth of my last child I started having difficulties and went into labor early and Dr. Speed was wonderful. Thankfully both I an...(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)
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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