HysterSisters City Resources
Hysterectomy Resources for Riverhead, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Riverhead, 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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Riverhead, NY - Find More Doctors
Recommended for Hysterectomy Recovery
Mesh panties are stretchy and light - perfect for holding peri pads securely during hysterectomy recovery. [...More]
Post-operative compression panty with medical grade silicone to speed hysterectomy recovery + reduce scarring. [...More]
Softest Bra Ever
When you want to wear something, but feel nothing. Two in a value pack for your hysterectomy recovery. [...More]
Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Riverhead, NY - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Peconic Bay Medical Center aka Central Suffolk Hospital
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead NY 11901
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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)
| ||Nadeem ABU-RUSTUM MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by lorraine :
"Dr. Abu-Rustum is the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. He is a specialist in Gyn/Onc. This wonderful man answered all of mine and my husband's fea...(Read More)
| ||Anne HARDART MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Lecia Benowitz :
"This Dr.saved my life.She found out that I had endometrial cancer when I had no syptoms.She is caringthoroughshe listens and she treats me as a person....(Read More)
| ||Aaron DAVID DO.|
Suggestion by Linda S :
"Dr David is a wonderful Dr. He has a great bedside manor and he did a great job doing my hysterectomy and has a great personality. He is very professional yet very easy to talk to and explains things...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Prabhat Kumar AHLUWALIA MD.|
Little Falls, NY
Suggestion by Andrea Harter :
"After I heard 2 other women in my office raving about Dr. Ahluwalia and how easy their hysterectomy's went I finally asked about him. Everything they raved about was right. He was wonderful. I have...(Read More)
| ||Carol Anne LIVOTI MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Rebecca :
"Dr. Livoti is personable and has a great sense of humor which will relax you immediately if you are nervous. She always returns phone calls and is willing to actually answer questions over the phone....(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
From the HysterSisters Community Forum
Visit the HysterSisters Hysterectomy Community Forums
Latest Discussions from the HysterSisters NY forum :
Other NY Cities Albany, Binghamton, Bronx, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Cooperstown, Elmhurst, Flushing, Huntington, Long Island, Manhasset, Manhattan, Middletown, Mineola, Mount Kisco, New Hyde Park, New Rochelle, New York, Newburgh, North Hempstead, Oceanside, Plattsburgh, Port Jefferson, Poughkeepsie, Riverhead, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Staten Island, Stony Brook, Suffern, Syracuse, Valhalla, White Plains, Williamsville, Yonkers [All States City List]
State List : AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY