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Hysterectomy Resources for Washington, DC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Washington, DC, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Washington, DC - Find More Doctors
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Ranae Yockey, M.D.
800 Biesterfield Suite 750
Elk Grove Village IL 60007
|Christian Chouchani, M.D.
30 NORTH UNION RD
BUFFALO NY 14221
|Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Washington, DC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|VA Medical Center
50 Irving St NW
Washington DC 20422
|Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave NW
Washington DC 20307
|George Washington University Hospital
901 23rd St NW
Washington DC 20037
|Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington DC 20016
|Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington DC 20010
|Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington DC 20007
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
| ||John BUEK MD.|
Suggestion by Tonya :
"Dr. Buek is a wonderful OB/Gyn doctor. He is a very caring person. He takes the time to listen to all of my concerns. I don't feel like i'm being rushed when I have my visits. Dr. Buek has performed t...(Read More)
| ||Cheryl B IGLESIA MD.|
Suggestion by Marie :
"Dr Iglesia will be doing surgery on me this month. She (along with her associate Dr Andrew Sokol) will be doing recto/cystocele repairs along with a Davinci hysterectomy. I've seen her four times si...(Read More)
| ||Jessica Marston VAUGHT MD.|
Suggestion by Robin :
"I would highly recommend this doctor because of her expertise and her knowlege of currentand new therapies. She has a caring and gentle personality. She assesses the patient's sexual well being...(Read More)
| ||Kirstaan NEVIN MD.|
Suggestion by Ary :
"I originally was seeing a NP for gyn issues I was having. When she had exhausted her resources she suggested Dr. Nevin. Dr. Nevin went out of her way to try different treatments before suggesting th...(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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