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Hysterectomy Resources for Brooklyn, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn, NY - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Maimonides Medical Center
4802 10th Ave
Brooklyn NY 11219
|New York Methodist Hospital
506 6th St
Brooklyn NY 11215
|Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center The
1 Brookdale Plaza
Brooklyn NY 11212
|Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11203
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
| ||Manuel Ramos PILI MD.|
Suggestion by Ramonita Lopez :
"I strongly recommend Dr. Pilli. He specializes in Oncology and Gyn. He has a beautiful bed side manner. He answers all of your questions and does not continue until you fully understand what the treat...(Read More)
| ||Byron Alwyn MYERS MD.|
Suggestion by Veronica :
"Dr. Myers is very thorough and knowledgeable in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology. His bedside manner is awesome I have recommended him to several of my relatives including my daughter and some ve...(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)
| ||Peter Remsen DOTTINO MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Jessica Weinberg :
"Dr. Dottino is a gynecological oncologist. I used Dr. Dottino to conduct a prophylactic bilateral salpingo oopherectomy in May 2006. As I was only 36 at the time of surgery I was very anxious abou...(Read More)
| ||Iris ORBUCH MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Patty K :
"I have been to many many doctors for treatment of my endometriosis but none of them really knew what they were doing. Then I found Dr. Iris Orbuch and experienced what a true specialist was like. Dr....(Read More)
| ||Douglass Norman POWELL MD.|
Suggestion by Tammy Spraker :
"Very patient with all my years of complaints had my concerns first and foremost. Leading dr in his field--very experienced and trustworthy performed my hysterectomy and all the follow up care. I r...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Custodio R BORGUETA MD.|
Suggestion by Sam :
"I have been a patient of Dr Borgueta for more than 20 years. He has always been very helpful and informative and has an excellent bedside manner. He was with me from my first pregnancy through mis...(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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