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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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Saratoga Springs NY 12866
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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)
| ||Farazana IRANI MD.|
Suggestion by Kim :
"This doctor is my gynecologist. She is the best! She was the first person to locate a lump in my breast and we discovered that I had invasive ductal carcinoma. I cant thank her enough for finding th...(Read More)
| ||Molly COWGILL MD.|
Suggestion by Stacey :
"Dr. Molly Cowgill is the most outstanding doctor I have ever encountered in the medical field. When my gynecologist retired I was referred to Dr. Cowgill by co-workers who had the utmost confidence...(Read More)
| ||Andrea VIDALI MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Lorianne R :
"Dr. Vidali and his staff are the best in the business. From the first meeting I knew I found the right place. I found the staff to be so compassionate and understanding and always available (evening...(Read More)
| ||Kristi Marie EGNER MD.|
West Islip, NY
Suggestion by Donlyn :
"Dr. Egner is very thorough and explains technical things so they can be easily understood. She does not make hasty decisions trying alternatives first; which I appreciate. She takes the time to liste...(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)
| ||Harold HENNING MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn :
"I doctored for years for female problems with different doctor's and there answer was to always put me on pills instead of listening to what was really going on with me. The first time i went to Dr. H...(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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