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Hysterectomy Resources for Silver Spring, MD
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.
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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Doctors in or near Silver Spring, MD - Find More Doctors
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
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Hospitals in or near Silver Spring, MD - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Holy Cross Health
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring MD 20910
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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||William Henry KATZ MD.|
Suggestion by Nicole P :
"Dr. Katz was reccomended to me by my GP. (Whom I also trust 100%.) I've been very happy with the treatment I recieve from Dr. Katz. He has called me personally several times to check on me after surge...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Michael Angelo GIUDICE MD.|
Suggestion by Vicki L J :
"When it became evident that I was going to need surgery I felt it best to find another Dr. eventhough I had been with my current Dr. for several years. I just wasn't confident with him regarding surg...(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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