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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Takoma Park, 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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|Washington Adventist Hospital
7600 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park MD 20912
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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
| ||Christos M BALLAS MD.|
Suggestion by Carroll Maryland :
"I was referred to Dr. Ballas for treatment of pelvic pain and evidence of fibroid tumors. I knew it was almost certain I'd be recommended for a hysterectomy and was immediately impressed by Dr. Balla...(Read More)
| ||Linda D OAKS MD.|
Glen Burnie, MD
Suggestion by Anita Knapp :
"She is a GYN. Dr Oaks is a caring doctor who takes the time to talk with you explain your options and works hard with your insurance to see that the proper care can be given. Over a period of year...(Read More)
| ||Kevin C KEARNEY MD.|
Suggestion by Christine :
"Dr. Kearney not only delivered my 3rd son he also performed my hysterectomy. He is kind and friendly and has a wonderful sense of humor as well as an excellent bedside manner. I have recommendated hi...(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 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)
| ||Susie N CHUNG MD.|
Suggestion by wendy kim :
"She is a very professional and caring doctor. Very concerned with every aspect of your care. Takes the time to make sure everything is understood. I saw her during regular gyn care the pregnancy of...(Read More)
| ||Steven Morris LACHER MD.|
Suggestion by connie :
"Dr. Lacher is a wonderful doctor. I have been his patient for over 20 years. He has delivered two of my children and seen me through a miscarriage and hysterectomy. He has a wonderful bedside manner....(Read More)
| ||Michelle Marie GERMAIN MD.|
Suggestion by DONKAYIA G :
"VERY DOWN TO EARTH AND LISTENS TO YOU. SHE TAKES TIME TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING YOU NEED EXPLAINED. MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE....(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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