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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.
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|National Institutes of Health-Clinical Center
10 Center Dr
Bethesda MD 20892
8600 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda MD 20814
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Robert Edgar OTTENRITTER MD.|
Suggestion by Mary Allan :
"Dr. Ottenritter delivered two of my three children - one at 28 weeks the other at 37! He also did my hysterectomy based on pre-cancerous PAP smears over several years. He is an extremely caring do...(Read More)
| ||Andrew Monroe LONDON MD.|
Lutherville Timonium, MD
Suggestion by Alicia W :
"He has to be the nicest kindest gentle and detailed Gyn doctor I have ever met!!!! Before my hysterectomy he sat down and told me what was going to hurt for how long and how he was going to do i...(Read More)
| ||Gerrit Jan SCHIPPER MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon P :
"I have been with Dr. Schipper for a number of years now. He always listens to his patients and has nothing but the best intentions for them. Dr. Schipper has performed two surgerys on me now and I a...(Read More)
| ||Fermin BARRUETO MD.|
Suggestion by Demski :
"He's so wonderful that words cannot describe it. He's so compassionate. He's concerned about his patients. When I went for my yearly he noticed a nasty bruise I had from a nerve conduction test for s...(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)
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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