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Hysterectomy Resources for Takoma Park, MD
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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Doctors in or near Takoma Park, MD - Find More Doctors
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
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Hospitals in or near Takoma Park, MD - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Washington Adventist Hospital
7600 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park MD 20912
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
| ||George MANGER MD.|
Suggestion by melissa :
"He is a great Doc!! He delivered both of my girls tied my tubes & did an endometrial ablation last year!! he is very funny & caring....(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Burt A LITTMAN MD.|
Suggestion by NYY :
"Dr. Littman is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor that I have encountered in many years. His compassion and expertise guided me successfully through my infertility journey to a successful outcom...(Read More)
| ||Toby Ann RITTERHOFF MD.|
Lutherville Timonium, MD
Suggestion by Faraja :
"Dr. Ritterhoff was my gynecologist specialist since the early 2000s through 2007. She has moved from Maryland to North Carolina. In my opinion a huge loss for Maryland and a mega gain for North Caro...(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)
| ||Carol Ann RITTER MD.|
Suggestion by Pat :
"I put off getting a hysterectomy for about 3-4 years hoping things would just resolve themselves and Dr. Ritter was supportive and worked with me during that time. When I finally had enough she expl...(Read More)
| ||Barbara Kurtz ESTES MD.|
Prince Frederick, MD
Suggestion by Barbara P Buchanan :
"Dr. Estes has great 'bedsise' manners. She LISTENS and tries to give a 'plain english' explanation. She is very ATTENTIVE even though it may take about two months or longer to get an appointment. Her...(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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