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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Elmhurst, 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.
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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
|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)
| ||Anita Kay MARTIN MD.|
Forest Hills, NY
Suggestion by Annette Holmes-Hanley :
"Dr. Martin is an excellent physician and surgeon. I was initially impressed by her confidence and efficiency. She and her staff are cheerful and personable. She carefully explained the facts about...(Read More)
| ||Vanessa JUNOR DO.|
Suggestion by Joni :
"I was recommended to Dr Junor by my GP. She was great right from the start. She listened to me and what I wanted. We secluded my surgery and when I called later and asked to move it up she did so...(Read More)
| ||Sherman RUBIN MD.|
Suggestion by Jeanne Shoshannah Brombacher-Miller :
"Dr.Rubin performed a hysterectomy on me. He is a wonderful caring doctor with a lot of experience. The procedure and recovery went excellent and with minimal pain involved which several people (like...(Read More)
| ||Harvey Hugh LEDERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Betsy :
"After having the same GYN for many years and not achieving the results i was looking for. I began to interview new ones. He was my third interview. My first impression was excellent he seemed experi...(Read More)
| ||Gary Joseph GUARNACCIA MD.|
Forest Hills, NY
Suggestion by Kathleen A D :
"Doctor Guarnaccia is one of the kindest and sincere Surgens I have ever met. I have been his patient for thirty years. His bedside manner both during office hours and surgery leave you feeling like...(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)
| ||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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