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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.
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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|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)
| ||Laurence ORBUCH MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by NICOLE :
"Dr. Laurence Orbuch is an excellent physician who also has a phenominal bedside manner. He explained things to me that other doctors had never told me. He treated my condition and now I am whole a...(Read More)
| ||Titianna DICOBY MD.|
Suggestion by wisteriaV :
"Dr. DiCoby is an amazing compassionate doctor when it comes to women's medical needs. She did my hysterectomy including tubes and ovaries. Her bedside manner is excellent and she makes you think your...(Read More)
| ||Nabil Wafik HUSAMI MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Maria :
"Dr. Husami and the entire staff at American Fertility have been truly helpful in my infertility treatment. Their patience and kindness along every step of the way was more than I could have asked for...(Read More)
| ||Richard A PATTERSON DO.|
Suggestion by Heather :
"Dr. Patterson is my ob/gyn. He started caring for me when I went to him for my pain associated with endometreosis. He did a laporascopy to remove the endo. Later he saw me through my pregnancy with my...(Read More)
| ||Peter Remsen DOTTINO MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Jessica Weinberg :
"Dr. Dottino is a gynecological oncologist. I used Dr. Dottino to conduct a prophylactic bilateral salpingo oopherectomy in May 2006. As I was only 36 at the time of surgery I was very anxious abou...(Read More)
| ||Moheb Nassif KHOUZAM MD.|
Suggestion by Louise :
"Dr. Khouzam was so patient with me. He explained everything so that I could understand. During my routine exam which led to a sonogram and then a biopsy he put me at ease even though patients were...(Read More)
| ||Ernst Georg BARTSICH MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Lynda Cetta :
"Dr. Bartsich is an excellent physician and surgeon. The care that I received before during and after both of my surgeries was outstanding. I was treated by him for fibroids and also ovarian cysts....(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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