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Hysterectomy Resources for Bethesda, MD
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Bethesda, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Bethesda, MD - Find More Doctors
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA 30342
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Susan Carter, M.D.
North Colorado Medical Center/ MCR
1800 15th Street, Suite 220
Greeley CO 80631
970 353 1335
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Bethesda, MD - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|National Institutes of Health-Clinical Center
10 Center Dr
Bethesda MD 20892
8600 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda MD 20814
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
| ||Soma CHAKRABORTY MD.|
Suggestion by rey :
"Dr. Chakraborty is an extraordinary GYN. I have been her patient for approximately 8 years. Over the last 2 years she treated me for menorrhagia. She was careful to suggest and try treatments that...(Read More)
| ||Paul MACKOUL MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa :
"Dr. Paul MacKoul and the Women's Surgery Center http://womenssurgerycenter.com/ are excellent when it comes to laparoscopic surgery and care for a hysterectomy. Dr. MacKoul sees patients in Bethesda...(Read More)
| ||Michael Oswald MAGAN MD.|
Suggestion by MysticalKarsin :
"I love love love Dr. Magan through the whole process I had to go through he was with me 120% and never left my side from start to finish. Ladies if your in need of a OB/GYN please please choose Dr. M...(Read More)
| ||Christine NETO MD.|
Suggestion by Marysa :
"This doctor will give you her undivided attention and will take as long as you need for her to tend to your personal needs until you are satisfied with your results. In a world of hustle and bustle...(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)
| ||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)
| ||George Siman KHACHAN MD.|
Suggestion by Candy :
"Dr. Khachan delivered both of my babies by C-section. I was previously diagnosed with severe dysplasia and after all procedures were tried he performed a TAH. Very good bedside manner and his patient...(Read More)
| ||Aditya PARSHAD MD.|
Suggestion by Deborah :
"I have spent years fighting ovarian cysts and dermoid tumors on my ovaries. Every three months I was having surgery to drain or remove the cysts. I had been diagnosed with POCS and also had a pituitar...(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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