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We found 5 providers matching hysterectomy and who accept HealthSmart near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Clarisa Raquel Gracia, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Clarisa Gracia is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, menstrual disorders, and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH). Dr. Gracia has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gracia honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gracia (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Miscarriages, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Divya Kelath Shah, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Divya Shah is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include female infertility, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Infertility, Miscarriages, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, Ovarian ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew N Beshara, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mathew Beshara practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Beshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include myomectomy (fibroid removal), hysterectomy (uterus removal), and robotic surgery. Dr. Beshara is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Beshara is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Beshara has received include Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Fibroids, Hysterectomy, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Uduak Umoh Andy, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Uduak Andy practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Andy's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Andy speaks Ibibio.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashley Ford Haggerty, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Ashley Haggerty is a gynecologic oncologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), and ovarian cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Haggerty accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), Hysterectomy, minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Clinical Trials, Cervix Problems, Vaginal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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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.