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Hysterectomy Resources for Huntsville, AL
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Huntsville, 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 Huntsville, AL - Find More Doctors
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
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Hospitals in or near Huntsville, AL - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Huntsville Hospital The
101 Sivley Rd
Huntsville AL 35801
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
| ||Raymond Larry SHEPPARD MD.|
Suggestion by Jilly :
"After years of other doctors misdiagnosing me (to include telling me it was all in my head) I came to the office of Dr. Sheppard Sr. He was SO thorough. He refused just make assumptions based on sym...(Read More)
| ||Leon Wrensford LEWIS MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor. He is patient thorough and extremely intelligent. I have had a few OBGyn and Dr. Lewis is the only one that I have been 100% happy with. I have already referred a fri...(Read More)
| ||Charles Franklin WARREN MD.|
Suggestion by Desi :
"this physician specializes in repair work in females and in hysterctomies etc. he was recommended by a surgical nurse who had been in surgery for 20 yrs; she said he would be the one she would choos...(Read More)
| ||James NIX MD.|
Suggestion by Laura :
"He did a wonderful job of caring for me before during and after my hysterectomy. He is professional and listens well....(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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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