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Hysterectomy Resources for Poughkeepsie, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Poughkeepsie, 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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|Vassar Brothers Hospital
45 Reade Pl
Poughkeepsie NY 12601
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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
| ||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)
|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)
| ||Jeffrey PORTE MD.|
Suggestion by Cathie F :
"Dr. Porte is an awesome doctor very thorough. He is experienced and knowledgable. He is compassionate and personable. Dr. Porte has been my gynecologist for approximately 15 years. I had a min...(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)
| ||Fathi Abdul-Qader JISHI MD.|
Suggestion by mskayjay :
"Your opinion your feelings your life and lifestyle matter to him. He is so focused on what a woman wants for her life to be healthy and happy. Suggestions are offered your opinion is heard and TO...(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)
| ||Raj Kumar MAHAJAN MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa :
"What a caring person!!! I have only recently become his patient but have gone through 2 procedures in a vey short time - one being a TAH/BSO. Raj and his staff have provided me with the upmost pe...(Read More)
| ||Josefina Vega MARIN MD.|
Ballston Lake, NY
Suggestion by Nancy :
"Dr. Marin is only a gyn. She no longer practices OB. However she is a compassionate kind woman. She puts you to ease as soon as you meet her. Being examined by Dr. Marin is as relaxing as having cof...(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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