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Hysterectomy Resources for Springfield, MA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Springfield, 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 Springfield, MA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St
Springfield MA 01199
|Mercy Medical Center
271 Carew St
Springfield MA 01104
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
| ||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)
| ||Carrie Louise BELL MD.|
Suggestion by Ruth D :
"Dr. Bell is very thorough and listens. She made me feel comfortable through all of my visits and making tough decisions together. Dr. Bell has a great bedside manner and is very cheerful. I am sure...(Read More)
| ||Elliot Bruce GREENBERG MD.|
Suggestion by Kendra M :
"I am not a fan of being a patient but Dr Greenberg was an absolute pleasure to see. He was actually my second opinion after I didn't like the option I was given at my first. He spent time walking me...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Maureen COOK MD.|
Suggestion by Carol Moriarty :
"She took over my case after another MD thought I asked too many questions. By the way I'm a nurse so I knew what questions to ask. She is the type of doctor you could have over your house for coffee....(Read More)
| ||Miriam Diane GOLDFARB MD.|
Suggestion by Florence Felix :
"She is a very good doctorvery cheerful comforting friendly experienced and spends the time necessary to make you feel comfortable. Dr. Myriam Goldfard practices gynecology and obstetrics when fin...(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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