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Hysterectomy Resources for Gadsden, AL
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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Gadsden, AL - Find More Doctors
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
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Find a Hospital
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)
| ||John Paul CIMINO MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda L :
"Dr. Cimino works with a lot of advanced cases and is very sensitive to the opinions of his patients. He always does what is best for your health and any future plans that you might have. He did grea...(Read More)
| ||Rebecca Stewart MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Amber :
"Dr Miller is a wonderful doctor. She is so nice and is willing to talk with you about your concerns! She is never in a hurry and takes time with you....(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)
| ||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)
| ||Eli Lenoir BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Paula Cole :
"Dr.Brown is an excellant doctor.He is very caring and attentive to your health care needs.He provides a very comfortable and friendly environment and he is always willing to answer any questions you h...(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)
| ||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)
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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