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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Sante Fe, NM, 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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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
|Amy Lynn GARCIA MD.|
Suggestion by Cyd Ault :
"Dr. Garcia at the Center for Women's Surgery in Albuquerque NM specializes in laproscopic surgery for women. She performed a complete hysterectomy on me in July 2006. My uterus was much larger than...(Read More)
| ||Lisa LEONARD MD.|
Suggestion by Sally :
"I met Dr. Lisa Leonard back in November of 2003 shortly after her coming to Albuquerque. I am or was at a high risk for getting ovarian and breast cancer. It was suggested by my oncologist that I ha...(Read More)
| ||Cleveland H PARDUE MD.|
Santa Fe, NM
Suggestion by LACE-Tori :
"I highly recommend this physician becuase of the way I feel when I am being treated by him. He listens. He is very highly regarded in the medical community and the nurses love him. His credentials...(Read More)
| ||Sharon SMITH-THOMAS MD.|
Suggestion by Kerri :
"Dr. Smith-Thomas is wonderful! She is straight forward honest and makes sure you understand all the options. Her bedside manner is welcoming and as her patient I was relieved to see her there right...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey PENIKAS MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie J :
"Dr. Penikas did my hsterectomy 12/2008. he is a very compassionate doctor. He works with another of my gynecologist who had rec Dr. Penikas. I am very happy with my doctors....(Read More)
| ||Michael Greg FLAX MD.|
Suggestion by Cacia :
"I consider myself to be extremely fortunate to have Dr. Flax as my surgeon during the difficult time of my hysterectomy. Dr. Flax was professional comforting and refreshingly forthright at a time wh...(Read More)
| ||Ruthven N SAMPATH MD.|
Suggestion by RMD :
"I was new to the area and having perimenopausal symptoms and incontinence. I chose Dr. Sampath based on high recommendations from women I knew and they were 100% right about him! He takes his time...(Read More)
| ||Joel Robt TEICHER MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"cheerful comforting friendly trustworthy experienced and diligent! He is the best obgyn! His bed side mannor is amazing and he always makes you feel at ease. He takes the time to explain thin...(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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