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We found 6 providers matching hysterectomy and who accept Western Health Advantage near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Wesley Scott Hilger, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
2801 K Street; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Wesley Hilger is a specialist in urogynecology. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hilger's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and incontinence. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Hilger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH)

All Interests: Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $937
Dr. A. David David Lerner, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
621 Capitol Mall; #950
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. A. Lerner is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Carmichael, CA, Granite Bay, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Lerner's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Lerner has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Intrauterine Device, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Kwok Kwong Chan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2901 K Street; Suite 209
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Victor Chan practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Chan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Infertility, Breast Issues, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan Hale Allen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4100 E. Commerce Way; #110
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Allen's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Allen focuses on women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Allen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenifer L Burkhalter, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
621 Capitol Mall; Suite 950
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jenifer Burkhalter's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Burkhalter is especially interested in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Burkhalter is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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3301 C Street; Building 550
Sacramento, CA
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,950 - $5,006
  • Medicare Cost: $143 - $345

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What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an extremely common surgery performed to remove the uterus. Sometimes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or cervix will be removed as well. A woman who has had a hysterectomy will no longer have periods and cannot get pregnant.

There are a variety of reasons that women have hysterectomies, including:
  • Heavy bleeding or pain, such as that due to fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis
  • Cancer
  • Prolapsed uterus, where the pelvic muscles can no longer completely hold the uterus in place

It is important to note that having any of these conditions does not necessarily mean that a hysterectomy is necessary. There are other available treatment options in most cases.

Although the uterus is responsible for a period, it is the ovaries that control the hormonal changes that women go through every month. So if a woman has a hysterectomy but keeps her ovaries, she might still experience hormonal swings every month even if she no longer has a period. Alternately, if a younger woman has a hysterectomy where her ovaries as removed, she will essentially be in immediate menopause.

A hysterectomy can be performed traditionally through one large cut in the abdomen, laparoscopically using tiny incisions and small tools, or through the vagina. Full recovery may take four to six weeks. After a hysterectomy, you might experience sexual changes such as vaginal dryness or a change in libido. It is common to experience strong emotions after a hysterectomy, including both grief and relief. If your ovaries were removed, you may be at higher risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Taking hormonal birth control might reduce this risk.