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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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Richard Riyad BARAKAT MD.|
New York, NY
Suggestion by Siobhan :
"Dr. Barakat is Vice Chair Clinical Activities Department of Surgery; Chief Gynecology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is warm and kind and understanding of a...(Read More)
| ||Shane Michael SOPP MD.|
Suggestion by joy f :
"The care I've received with Dr. Sopp is amazing. From the birth of my two children (now 14 and 16). Until now with the recent hysterectomy I had Dr. Sopp has provided the most outstanding care. N...(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)
| ||Richard L HALPERT MD.|
Suggestion by Y. O :
"I was a patient with Dr Halpert for over 10 years for both obstetric and gynecologic care. He and his office delivered both my children. Dr. Halpert is cheerful friendly experienced and takes the ti...(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.
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