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Hysterectomy Resources for Long Island, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Long Island, 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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|St. Francis Hospital
100 Port Washington Blvd
Long Island NY 11576
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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)
| ||Dominic M GRECCO MD.|
Suggestion by Donna :
"He is a great Doctor and listend to when my other doctor didn't. He has a great person friendly funny make feel good about your choices and goes over every option you have. And when your in the hospi...(Read More)
| ||Robin HOEBEL MD.|
Suggestion by ditzydoodle :
"Been working with Dr. Hoebel since 1999 with my pregnancy. She delivered my son in 2000 and has been my GYN ever since. Most recently 10/2009 she performed a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Shes a won...(Read More)
| ||Michael Leslie NIMAROFF MD.|
Great Neck, NY
Suggestion by chibana :
"He specializes in gynecologic minimally invasive surgery. I had a LSH for a very large fibroid over 9.5cm in addition to 7 and 5cm fibroid. I was told I was too big to have Laparoscopic surgery a...(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)
| ||Harold HENNING MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn :
"I doctored for years for female problems with different doctor's and there answer was to always put me on pills instead of listening to what was really going on with me. The first time i went to Dr. H...(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)
| ||Surya SEKAR MD.|
Suggestion by Audrey :
"Dr. Sekar has over 46 years experience she is compassionate and cares about her patients' needs. She is an excellent GYN as well as obstetrician. She always explains everything and tries everything...(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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