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Hysterectomy Resources for Boston, MA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Boston, MA, 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.
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Hospitals in or near Boston, MA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
|Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston
736 Cambridge St
Boston MA 02135
|VA Boston Healthcare System
150 S Huntington Ave Jamaica Plain
Boston MA 02130
|Boston University Medical Center
1 Boston Medical Center Pl
Boston MA 02118
|Brigham & Women's Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
|Children's Hospital of Boston
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
|Massachusetts General Hospital
32 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
|Tufts Medical Center (New England Medical Center)
750 Washington St
Boston MA 02111
1153 Centre St
Boston MA 2130
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
| ||Craig Lewis BEST MD.|
Suggestion by Krystle D :
"I was referred to Dr. Best by my ob/gyn. Dr. Best had more experience dealing with my condition than my current doctor. From the beginning Dr. Best put me at ease and answered any and all questions I...(Read More)
| ||Otilia BRAESCU MD.|
Suggestion by Germaine R :
"Dr Braescu performed my hysterectomy. She was very good at explaining what she was going to do; took the time to answer my questions. She helped at calming my fears prior to surgery and always had a...(Read More)
| ||David Saul CHAPIN MD.|
Suggestion by Gia Saulnier :
"Dr. Chapin is a specialist that knows about everything. He is very cool and explains things in a no nonsense kind of way. He is the best you can get and with Beth Isreal Deacconness being the hosp...(Read More)
| ||Ginter SOTREL MD.|
Suggestion by Cassie Eckhof :
"I know women shy away from male GYNs but Dr. Sotrel is so gentle and so kind and so meticulous. I will never regret that he performed my hysterectomy. According to my internist he is the surgeon t...(Read More)
| ||Antonio GARGIULO MD.|
Suggestion by Lynn Weiser :
"This doctor is fantastic. He works out of Brigham & Women's Hospital and if you are anywhere near the Boston area it is worth going to him if you can. My whole experience with him and his office the...(Read More)
| ||Brian William WALSH MD.|
Suggestion by Rhonda :
"Dr. Brian W. Walsh MD Associate Professor of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Medical Director Division of Surgical Gynecology Brigham & Women's Hospital Center for Infertility &...(Read More)
| ||David Carwell HARRISON MD.|
Suggestion by Maryhelen Shuman-Groh :
"Dr. Harrison performed by hysterectomy. I was referred to him by my primary care physician whom I also recommend to this list. Dr. Harrison was thorough professional kind and comforting. He worke...(Read More)
|Soheil A. HANJANI MD.|
Suggestion by Christina :
"Dr. Hanjani was a dream come true. After years of suffering he diagnosed my PCOS put me on Lupron for relief and just performed my hysterectomy including my ovaries. In my first visit he said to m...(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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