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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.
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|Peconic Bay Medical Center aka Central Suffolk Hospital
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead NY 11901
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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)
| ||Gary Joseph GUARNACCIA MD.|
Forest Hills, NY
Suggestion by Kathleen A D :
"Doctor Guarnaccia is one of the kindest and sincere Surgens I have ever met. I have been his patient for thirty years. His bedside manner both during office hours and surgery leave you feeling like...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Robert OKEEFE MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara Gomez :
"Living in the area basically most of my life i pretty much had just one ob./gyn doctor .( i had my children at twenty and had my tubes tied by late twenties ) All my years with my ob/gyn Dr.were mos...(Read More)
| ||Steven Andrew GELBER MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia B :
"Dr. Gelber performed a hysterectomy for me. He patiently answered all my questions (and there were a lot). He is comforting reassuring knowledgable and experienced and very good at explaining. H...(Read More)
| ||Andre Atwick PERSAUD MD.|
Suggestion by Heidi Harding :
"I have been a patient with Dr. Persaud for over 18 years. He listens to problems tests when he needs to has friendly offices and is a superb diagnostician. He takes the time to talk to his patien...(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)
| ||Ohanes CHOLOKIAN MD.|
Forest Hills, NY
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"I highly recommend Dr. Ohanes Cholokian. He is a patient and caring doctor who listens to his patients concerns questions and comments. He performed my hysterectomy in July 2006 and guided me through...(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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