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Hysterectomy Resources for Albany, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Albany, NY, 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.
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Hospitals in or near Albany, NY - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany NY 12208
|St. Peter's Hospital
315 S Manning Blvd
Albany NY 12208
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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 Harris DROPKIN MD.|
Suggestion by Trish :
"I recommend this dr. because he is a very good dr. Hes a board certified doctor and very friendly and caring physician....(Read More)
| ||Eileen Edith JOYCE MD.|
Suggestion by sg :
"This doctor is phenomenal. She is part of a large group practice in Albany NY and they are all very good but she is exceptional. Her bedside manner is empathetic sincere and she doesnt rush you a...(Read More)
| ||Arthur WALLINGFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa Pierce :
"Dr. Wallingford is a wonderful and caring man. He delivered my middle child and helped in my prenatal care with my third child. Aside from being a copassionate and warm person Dr. Wallingford also...(Read More)
|Rachel Ariel BENNETT MD.|
Mount Kisco, NY
Suggestion by anon... :
"We went to see Dr. Bennett after 2 years of trying on our own. Our first appointment she spent over 2 years with is taking a detailed history an ultrasound and exam and lab work. She was very thoroug...(Read More)
| ||Richard Riyad BARAKAT MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Siobhan :
"Dr. Barakat is Vice Chair Clinical Activities Department of Surgery; Chief Gynecology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is warm and kind and understanding of a...(Read More)
| ||Kenneth HERZL-BETZ MD.|
Suggestion by terralyn g :
"Dr. Herzl-betz is a very compassionate and patient doctor. He takes time during appts to listen to every concern I have and never makes me feel rushed. He is very knowledgable in his field and offer...(Read More)
| ||Peter SCHKLAIR MD.|
New Hartford, NY
Suggestion by Gina :
"Dr. Schklair's care and compassion and trust worthiness is what will keep me as his patient. His staff is friendly and curtious. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an OB/GYN in the area....(Read More)
| ||Benjamin M SCHWARTZ MD.|
Suggestion by Debra :
"Dr. Benjamin M. Schwartz is a Gynecologic Oncologist. He is very quiet yet is very willing to answer any and all questions. I did feel much more comfortable after seeing him and having him explain...(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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