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Susan Mae Lemagie, MD
(907) 745-8379
425 E Dahlia Ave Ste J
Palmer, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp, Palmer, Ak
Group Practice: Valley Women's Health Care

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Dr.Michael Fitzgerald
(907) 746-7747
2490 S Woodworth Loop # 200
Palmer, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Ellen Dee Faucett
(907) 357-4963
3223 Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ellen Dee Faucett, DO
(907) 746-4963
3223 Palmer Wasilla Hwy Ste 1E
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr.Ellen Faucett
(907) 357-4963
3223 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy # 1
Wasilla, AK
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Susan M LeMagie
(907) 745-8379
425 E Dahlia Ave
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pamela Sue Hill
(907) 745-9310
2490 S. Woodworth Loop
Palmer, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Pamela Sue Hill, MD
(907) 373-0660
950 Bogard Rd Ste 230
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1980

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Peggy A Downing, MD
(907) 746-4963
3223 Palmer Wasilla Hwy Ste 1E
Wasilla, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1983

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Sleeping Lady Women's Health Care LLC
(907) 746-7747
2490 S Woodworth Loop # 200
Palmer, AK

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Hysterectomy

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Hysterectomy

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Summary

According to the National Women's Health Information Center, a hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Sometimes, the ovaries and fallopian tubes also are taken out. Hysterectomies are very common - one in three women in the United States has had one by age 60.

Your health care provider might recommend a hysterectomy if you have:

Fibroids

Endometriosis not cured by medicine or surgery

Uterine prolapse - when the uterus drops into the vagina

Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries

Vaginal bleeding that persists despite treatment

Chronic pelvic pain; surgery can be a last resort

Before having a hysterectomy, it is important to discuss other possible treatments with your health care provider. A hysterectomy will stop your periods, and you will no longer be able to get pregnant. If the surgery removes both ovaries, you will enter menopause.

Types of hysterectomies:

Complete or total. Removes the cervix as well as the uterus. (This is the most common type of hysterectomy.)

Partial or subtotal. Removes the upper part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.

Radical. Removes the uterus, the cervix, the upper part of the vagina, and supporting tissues. (This is done in some cases of cancer.) How common are hysterectomies?

A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States. (The most common is cesarean section delivery.) Each year, more than 600,000 are done. One in three women in the United States has had a hysterectomy by age 60.

How is a hysterectomy performed?

Hysterectomies are done through a cut in the abdomen (abdominal hysterectomy) or the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy). Sometimes an instrument called a laparoscope is used to help see inside the abdomen during vaginal hysterectomy. The type of surgery that is done depends on the reason for the surgery. Abdominal hysterectomies are more common and usually require a longer recovery time.

How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

Recovering from a hysterectomy takes time. You will stay in the hospital from one to two days for postsurgery care. Some women may stay in the hospital up to four days.

Abdominal. Complete recovery usually takes four to eight weeks. You will gradually be able to increase your activities.

Vaginal or laparoscopic. Most women are able to return to normal activity in one to two weeks.

For both, by the sixth week, you should be able to take tub baths and resume sexual activi...

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