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Hysterectomy Resources for Plattsburgh, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Plattsburgh, 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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|Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center
75 Beekman St
Plattsburgh NY 12901
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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)
| ||Rahul LAROIA MD.|
Suggestion by Jean V :
"Dr. Laroia is a very experienced obstetrician and gynecologist who was a pioneer in introducing Robotic Gynecological Surgery in upstate New York. I was referred to Dr. Laroia for a consultation an...(Read More)
| ||Richard U LEVINE MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Michelle Ronda :
"Dr. Levine performed a myomectomy on me in 2004. After an exhaustive search I discovered him in a "Best Doctors" list and was not disappointed. Having already visited several OB/GYNs who were recom...(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)
| ||Michael ARATO MD.|
Stony Brook, NY
Suggestion by jenjefdem :
"Excellent dr..had a lot of problems during my pregnancy and nothing was overlooked..great staff also!!!!!...(Read More)
| ||Richard Riyad BARAKAT MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Siobhan :
"Dr. Barakat is Vice Chair Clinical Activities Department of Surgery; Chief Gynecology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is warm and kind and understanding of a...(Read More)
| ||Kristine Ann KLEIN MD.|
Suggestion by Roninson Olga :
"Young female very supportive and postive. Really worked to spare my ovaries (even though she said she prefers to remove them at my age- 48) - listened to my familay hisotry issues respected my pref...(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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