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Hysterectomy Resources for Buffalo, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, NY - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Rd
Buffalo NY 14220
|Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main St
Buffalo NY 14214
|Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton Sts
Buffalo NY 14263
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
| ||Ralph Charles SPERRAZZA MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda :
"Dr. Sperrazza is a wonderful caring person. He takes the time to explain procedures to his patients fully so they understand what is going to be done. He follows up with his patients when they have qu...(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth A WISE DO.|
Suggestion by Roberta M :
"Dr. Wise is a wonderful doctor..in my opinion a rare find these days!! I had a vaginal hysterectomy which was promptly followed by a post op infection. I very much have a phobia where doctors are...(Read More)
| ||Shelia M PIECZONKA DO.|
Suggestion by Susan :
"I highly recommend Dr. Pieczonka she is very thorough and makes you feel so comfortable. She explains things very carefully as I had three surgeries in the past year. She is a very caring doctor an...(Read More)
| ||Theresa A RUSH MD.|
Suggestion by valerie foye :
"Dr. Theresa A. Rush MD is a very capable and compassionate ob/gyn physician and surgeon. i have only the highest praise for the treatment that i received under her care. i had history of severe ane...(Read More)
| ||Theodore COSTICH MD.|
Suggestion by Jessica S :
"I have been suffering from severe endometriosis since the age of 17 and I am going on 26. I went thru MANY ob/gyn's who didnt do anything to help me with this horrid pain. I was recommended to Dr Co...(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 L HALPERT MD.|
Suggestion by Y. O :
"I was a patient with Dr Halpert for over 10 years for both obstetric and gynecologic care. He and his office delivered both my children. Dr. Halpert is cheerful friendly experienced and takes the ti...(Read More)
| ||Armand FRIEDEL MD.|
Great Neck, NY
Suggestion by Maag :
"Dr. Friedel is a great ob/gyn doctor I have recommended him to my friends and they love him as well. He delivered all of their babies. He makes you feel safe and that's really important. He is 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.
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