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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Silver Spring, 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.
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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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|Holy Cross Health
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring MD 20910
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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
| ||Brad Howard NORMAN MD.|
Silver Spring, MD
Suggestion by Chrissy :
"I just recently started seeing Dr. Norman and I can't say enough great things about him and his staff. I have suffered with "female" problems for a LONG time and for some reason no other Dr. was wil...(Read More)
| ||Charles Kenneth TRAVERS MD.|
Silver Spring, MD
Suggestion by Tiffany :
"Best doctor ever! Bedside manner is top-notch. Still gives individualized attention and care thorough testing and remembers the details of your life from year to year!...(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)
| ||Reza NAINI MD.|
Suggestion by debbie d :
"Dr. Nani deliivered all three of my babies many moons ago. They are 18 19 and 21. On March 10 he did my hysterectomy. My case was not simple. My left ovary had grown into my colon. Surgery w...(Read More)
| ||Susan PEELER MD.|
Suggestion by EagleWoman :
"Dr. Peeler is a gynecologist not an obstetrician. I went to her when I had uterine fibroids after researching several doctors. I had suffered with the fibroids for years and was adamant that I didn't...(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)
| ||Michael Howard HOTCHKISS MD.|
Suggestion by Natascha Shaver :
"Dr. Michael Hotchkiss is the type of doctor all doctors should be like! He takes the time to listen to you. He is kind and considerate and tries to do what ever it takes to keep you healthy. He onl...(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)
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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