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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Annapolis, MD, 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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|Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis MD 21401
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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
| ||Frederick Henry GUCKES MD.|
Suggestion by KFry :
"Dr. Guckes has been my OB/GYN for 6 years. He delivered my last child 5 years ago and he preformed a TVH with A & P repairs 5 days ago. Dr. Guckes is extermely knowledgable and compassionate. He ha...(Read More)
| ||Claudia C HAYS MD.|
Suggestion by Marie :
"Dr Hays is one of several OB/GYNS in the practice I go to. I have been going there for about 10 years and I've been seeing her for about 6 years. She is always considerate and friendly. She never ma...(Read More)
| ||Michelle Marie GERMAIN MD.|
Suggestion by DONKAYIA G :
"VERY DOWN TO EARTH AND LISTENS TO YOU. SHE TAKES TIME TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING YOU NEED EXPLAINED. MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE....(Read More)
| ||Michael Willard STRIDER MD.|
Prince Frederick, MD
Suggestion by Nancy Barry :
"My primary care provider the local Navy hospital did not have OB/GYN doctors when I needed my TAH so I was referred to a civilian doctor. I talked to friends and family and tried Dr. Strider. I...(Read More)
| ||A. Daniel KING MD.|
Bel Air, MD
Suggestion by Candace :
"I love this doctor I have never had a doctor who called me after hours just to see how I was doing.He is comforting friendly & very trustworthy. If I need anything I can call him or his office and...(Read More)
| ||Rosalinda SISON-ALIDIO MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"Dr. Sison-Alidio was the gyn who diagnosed my cancer. I was post-menopausal and when I told her my symptoms she was on the ball and knew exactly what to look for. I first saw her in late October an...(Read More)
| ||Richard Paul MARVEL MD.|
Suggestion by Adair Feldenzer :
"Dr. Marvel specializes in pelvic pain. Most classically trained doctors do not recognize the symptoms of common causes of chronic pelvic pain in women. It can be frustrating trying to get answers fr...(Read More)
| ||Michael Paul VIETZ MD.|
Suggestion by Kanona427 :
"Very good Dr. Has wonderful tolerance for many questions regardless of the topic. Is awesome at explaining things and helping deal with difficult situations. I feel fortunate that I found him....(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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