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Hysterectomy Resources for Saratoga Springs, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Saratoga Springs, 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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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)
| ||Elizabeth A WISE DO.|
Suggestion by Roberta M :
"Dr. Wise is a wonderful doctor..in my opinion a rare find these days!! I had a vaginal hysterectomy which was promptly followed by a post op infection. I very much have a phobia where doctors are...(Read More)
| ||Ralph Charles SPERRAZZA MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda :
"Dr. Sperrazza is a wonderful caring person. He takes the time to explain procedures to his patients fully so they understand what is going to be done. He follows up with his patients when they have qu...(Read More)
| ||Lai-Yet LAM MD.|
Suggestion by Linda :
"I highly recommend Lai-Yet Lam MD. She a wonderful physician who is very thourough with her examinations and very compassionate with her patients. I laways trust the advise I am givne because of th...(Read More)
| ||Gunhilde M BUCHSBAUM MD.|
Suggestion by Colleen :
"I decided on a fairly new(to our area) type of Hysterctomy- a DaVinci robotic assisted lap . Dr. Buchsbaum took the time to explain in detail exactly what would transpire during the procedure and whe...(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)
| ||Edgar OCASIO MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie Ruiz :
"I have been Dr Ocasio patient for over ten years. He is a caringcompassionate doctor. Before the exam he always asks me if there is anything I would like to discuss prior to the examination. I found...(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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