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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Northampton, 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.
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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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|Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St
Northampton MA 1061
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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
|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)
| ||Bryon Nicholas JACOBY MD.|
Suggestion by Cindy :
"What can I say about Dr. Bryon Jacoby? Some one was watching over me for sure when I found him! He was the perfect doctor for my surgery. He did a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy only two weeks ago as of...(Read More)
| ||Carolyn Ann CLINE MD.|
Chestnut Hill, MA
Suggestion by Perceptionist :
"When I look back at that time in my life I realize how much was out-of-my-hands. I have had Endometriosis for 5 years now. However there is one big catch to my diagnosis. When I was in high schoo...(Read More)
| ||Abraham FISCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Sophia Sullivan :
"Dr. Fischer is a truly outstanding OB/GYN. I have been a patient of his for over fifteen years and he truly exemplies everything a woman is looking for in this type of physician. His professionalis...(Read More)
| ||Lisa Lynn STEPHENS MD.|
Suggestion by Melanie Newhouse :
"I went to Dr. Stephens who practices with Hampshire County OBGYN in both Northampton and Amherst MA when i moved to the area. She was actually recommended to me by a co-worker. Dr. Stephens listens...(Read More)
| ||Todd W HUNTER MD.|
Suggestion by sheri M. :
"I have been seeing Dr. Hunter for almost 9 years!!! I highly recommend him and his staff. They are very caring and understanding. He listens to your concerns....(Read More)
| ||Nonnie Marie ESTELLA MD.|
Suggestion by leah :
"dr estella is a kind and gentle dr she took great care of me. when she sent me for a second opinion for fibroids the dr in boston had told me it wasnt fibroids it was something else and only treat...(Read More)
| ||Ingrid BALCOLMB MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"She delivered all three of my children all pregnancies were early. She was a friend a mom a sister a husband and an amazing Doctor. I am 35 she has been my only OB for 14 years. I can tell any wo...(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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