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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Pittsfield, 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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|Berkshire Medical Center
725 North St
Pittsfield MA 01201
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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
| ||Andrea Marangoni BODINE MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa Reiter :
"Dr. Bodine is an amazing doctor she's very thorough and puts you at ease when you first come to see her. I'd had to change doctors because of a move and she came highly recommended by other doctors a...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Vlassis TRAVIAS MD.|
Suggestion by Pam :
"I was referred to Dr. Travias by my regular gynecologist 2 years ago to be evaluated for a possible hysterectomy due to fibroids/excessive bleeding. Dr. Travias was fantastic - I just can't say enoug...(Read More)
| ||David Paul DICHIARA MD.|
Suggestion by Kelly Atherton :
"I highly recommend Dr. DiChiara to any woman in the area that is having pelvic problems. He delivered one of my children and has been there for me through many years of pelvic pain. He exhausted ever...(Read More)
| ||Robert S HOWE MD.|
East Longmeadow, MA
Suggestion by kendra m :
"I have been a patient of Dr Howe's now for many years. He is such a kind and compassionate person and wonderful to see....(Read More)
| ||Carl Steven BENDER MD.|
Suggestion by Anita Heath :
"I used to work at the local hospital and he is considered the best. He's no longer doing obstetrics however only gynecology....(Read More)
| ||Peter Jack ROTOLO MD.|
Suggestion by Therea Hellmann :
"I was 35 when I had my hysterectomy he tired everything for me not to lose everything but unfortuantley I had endometriosis in a bad way (it began to go towards my bowels) there was no hope for havi...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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