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Hysterectomy Resources for Cooperstown, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Cooperstown, 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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|Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
1 Atwell Rd
Cooperstown NY 13326
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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
| ||John DEWEY MD.|
Suggestion by Cindi :
"Dr. Dewey did my hysterectomy and was very patient caring and professional. He explained everything to me gave me the options pros and cons and suggested a plan of action. I didn't hesitate to te...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Sungji CHAI MD.|
Suggestion by Cathy Pelchar :
"Dr. Chai is professional and caring. I had a total hysterectomy after she had taken the time to explain everything to me and gave me all of my options rather than pushing me into surgery. I did co...(Read More)
| ||Michele POLIDORO MD.|
Suggestion by Donlyn :
"Dr. Polidoro and Dr. Egner are partners. They both did my surgery. Dr. Polidoro took turns visiting me some days in the Hospital. She is excellent. She responds quickly when RNs call her. She listens...(Read More)
| ||Leslie Baker BREITEN MD.|
Suggestion by Laura Lee :
"I had a hysterectomy three years ago and Leslie Breiten was my doctor. She is wonderful caring and thorough. She is also a great listener. I have not had any problems since the surgery. When I firs...(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)
| ||James Louis PFEIFF MD.|
Suggestion by zoey :
"I strongly recommend Dr.Pfeiff for OB/GYN practices. He is truly amazing. He listens and is caring to your needs. He looks into the diagnosis by looking for alternatives before suggesting radical trea...(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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