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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 specializes in urogynecology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hilger include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hilger welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. In his practice, Dr. Lerner focuses on women's health issues. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Lerner's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Lerner is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, HPV, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Chan practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Sacramento, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Chan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Allen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Allen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and pregnancy. Dr. Burkhalter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Burkhalter trained at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Burkhalter is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She is accepting 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.