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Hysterectomy Resources for Baltimore, MD
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Baltimore, 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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Hospitals in or near Baltimore, MD - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N Wolfe
Baltimore MD 21287
|Franklin Square Hospital Center
9000 Franklin Square Dr
Baltimore MD 21237
|Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore MD 21224
|Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore MD 21215
|Greater Baltimore Medical Center
6701 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21204
|Mercy Medical Center
301 St. Paul Pl
Baltimore MD 21202
|University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S Greene St
Baltimore MD 21201
|St. Agnes HealthCare
900 Caton Ave
Baltimore MD 21229
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
| ||John GRIFFITH MD.|
Suggestion by Kris :
"Dr. John Griffith @ Johns Hopkins did my uterine hysterectomy. His surgical skill was unnparalleled and I was out of the hospital 27 hours after surgery. His bedside manner is excellent too. Very...(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)
| ||Robert Eric GUTMAN MD.|
Suggestion by LMG :
"I was originally operated upon in Delaware having had hysterectomy in August 2005. While in the recovery room I noted that my catheter was not draining the same amounts as the other postop patients...(Read More)
| ||Murray Dennis PEARLMAN MD.|
Suggestion by R :
"Dr. Pearlman delivered my 4th child. He makes you feel like an old friend and that you are his most important patient....(Read More)
| ||Daniel Jared MINKIN MD.|
Suggestion by Katie :
"A very caring doctor who takes the time to discuss and explain what is going on. He always took the time to make you feel like more than just another patient but someone important....(Read More)
| ||Lennard Glenn HERBST MD.|
Suggestion by Karen H. :
"I've been seeing Dr. Herbst for over 20 years. He also specializes in High risk or difficult pregnancies. I needed a physician that is knowledgeable respected by peers and caring. He takes time...(Read More)
| ||Stella J. LII MD.|
Suggestion by Lori Shourds :
"Dr. Stella J. Lii worked alongside Dr. Paul Mackoul at The Woman's Surgery Center while I had my Retroperitoneal Hysterectomy. This was one of the hardest times in my life. I spent over 4 years in c...(Read More)
| ||Mark Anthony ESPOSITO MD.|
Suggestion by RPM :
"Dr. Mark Esposito is simply awesome. I had changed a couple of ob/gyn before I met him. He takes the time to explain everything and is very patient. He is always reachable and makes every effort to he...(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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