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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Bangor, ME, 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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|Eastern Maine Medical Center
489 State St
Bangor ME 4402
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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
| ||Ellen Jane BENTLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Maina :
"Dr.Bentley is such a nice Doctor she is a wondeful and friendly person she listens and takes alot of time talking to you I have been going to her for at least 16 yearsand I highly recommend her......(Read More)
| ||Murray Dana LEBOWITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Carol Smith :
"I saw the same GYN for about 30 years so when he passed away and I needed a doctor I saw his partner Dr. Lebowitz. It was extremely difficult for me to see someone new and I was very apprehensive a...(Read More)
| ||Vance Arthur ALOUPIS MD.|
Suggestion by Marcia :
"Dr. Aloupis came very highly recommended to me by a friend and my step-mother. The day of surgery I was told again by the nursing staff that I "had the best". I agree completely. I was seen q...(Read More)
| ||Martin Lloyd ROBBINS MD.|
Suggestion by yakkin :
"EXCISION of Endometriosis www.endoexcision.com Does not believe in drug therapy for the treatment of endometriosis. Is kind and considerate to go along with professional expertise. I say now...(Read More)
| ||Joseph Lewis WILKIS MD.|
Suggestion by ksdesigns :
"He performed my LSH hysterectomy. He answered all my questions and good bedside manner. He's very direct which I like....(Read More)
| ||Robert SANSONETTI MD.|
Suggestion by carmella & Gary :
"my husband and i are a military family currently living in maine. It is very hard to find a doctor when moving from place to place who has as much compassion for his work and patients as we have found...(Read More)
| ||William Alan GEORGE MD.|
Suggestion by Joanne :
"After moving to this area finding a doctor was a point and chose out of the phone book. I lucked out! I chose Dr. William George for my gynocologist knowing I needed a hysterectomy for enlarged uter...(Read More)
| ||Brian WALL MD.|
Suggestion by Susan :
"Dr. Wall is a wonderful OB/GYN. He did my hysterectomy almost five years ago and I have a check-up with him every year. He has always taken a great deal of time with me. He never seems rushed. He's a...(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.
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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