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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Towson, 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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|St. Joseph Medical Center
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Towson MD 21204
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Richard Paul MARVEL MD.|
Suggestion by Adair Feldenzer :
"Dr. Marvel specializes in pelvic pain. Most classically trained doctors do not recognize the symptoms of common causes of chronic pelvic pain in women. It can be frustrating trying to get answers fr...(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)
| ||Fermin BARRUETO MD.|
Suggestion by Demski :
"He's so wonderful that words cannot describe it. He's so compassionate. He's concerned about his patients. When I went for my yearly he noticed a nasty bruise I had from a nerve conduction test for s...(Read More)
| ||Ruthann Theresa ZERN MD.|
Suggestion by tamara :
"her caring knowledge and excellent care helped my baby and I to survive a difficult labor and I am forever grateful....(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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