| 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.
|David Zisow, M.D.
2005 Rock Spring Rd Ste. 3
Forest Hill - Baltimore MD 21050
|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
| ||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)
| ||Judith HIDALGO-AHMED MD.|
Suggestion by iluv2digiscrap :
"Dr. Hidalgo is very compassionate friendly caring and thorough. She has provided prenatal care to me through three pregnancies and has also provided general women's healthcare as well. She returns...(Read More)
| ||Janet Marie PARNES MD.|
Suggestion by Webchick :
"I've been treated by four doctors over the past five years for treatment of fibroids and excessive bleeding and Dr. Parnes is the only one who truly helped. I was referred to her by my primary care p...(Read More)
| ||Murray Dennis PEARLMAN MD.|
Suggestion by R :
"Dr. Pearlman delivered my 4th child. He makes you feel like an old friend and that you are his most important patient....(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)
| ||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)
| ||Nelson Aderemi ALAWODE MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Moving to a New State (MD from NY) I was skeptical about seeing a new doctor (especially GYN) for the first time because my previous doctor (NY) were outstanding to me. I was in a lot of pain from...(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)
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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