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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Livingston, NJ, 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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|Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Rd
Livingston NJ 7039
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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
| ||Jahir Chandbhai SAMA MD.|
Suggestion by NervousClara :
"Dr. Sama is a highly skilled confident doctor. He has a wonderful bedside manner with a good sense of humor and a comforting way which helped me relax at a time when I was very upset. He made certa...(Read More)
| ||Anthony Charles QUARTELL MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara :
"Dr. Q has excellent bed-side manners and he is extremely good at his diagnosis and prep tests before a surgery. He is very good at Laproscopic surgery! He is kind funny keeps it real supportive...(Read More)
| ||Alan Lowell FRIEDMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Susan Fehrer :
"I had gone to the same woman gynecologist for at least 20 years. I had had a major medical plan that paid 80 or 90% of the bill and then I became self employed and could afford an HMO and she was no...(Read More)
| ||Daniel Henry TOBIAS MD.|
Suggestion by Christine Doolittle :
"Dr. Daniel Tobias is a gynecologic oncologist at the Women's Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is skilled and compassionate and his manner inspires confidence. He performed my surgery...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Richard LEVINE MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa H :
"Dr Levine has been a god sent. I am a 30 year old female that has had problems from ovarian cycsts to bleeding for 6 months. Dr. Levine has tried many different options until finally I had to have a...(Read More)
| ||Vivian VEGA MD.|
Suggestion by Regina Frazier :
"Dr. Vega performed my hysterectomy. She is very knowledgable and helpful. She has great bedside manner. She also saved my daughters life. After a C-section my daughter threw a bloodclot. In my opinion...(Read More)
| ||Robert Paul PENNEY MD.|
Suggestion by Catherine D :
"Dr Penney performed a total abdominal hysterectomy on me and it couldn't have gone any better. I was very nervous and he was very comforting and put me at ease. He told me exactly what to expect and h...(Read More)
| ||Anthony Patrick SALERNO MD.|
Suggestion by Sonya :
"Dr. Salerno performed my LSH hysterectomy in May 2009 and previously my endometrial ablation/tubal ligation in November 2008. He sat with me and discussed my options making sure I was fully aware...(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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