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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)
| ||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)
| ||Samuel TRIPP MD.|
Suggestion by Laurie F :
"He is my OB-GYN and I absolutely love him! He is very thorough and makes his patients feel like they are his only patient. I have had several different procedures done and most recently had a hysterec...(Read More)
| ||Shelia M PIECZONKA DO.|
Suggestion by Susan :
"I highly recommend Dr. Pieczonka she is very thorough and makes you feel so comfortable. She explains things very carefully as I had three surgeries in the past year. She is a very caring doctor an...(Read More)
| ||Richard A PATTERSON DO.|
Suggestion by Heather :
"Dr. Patterson is my ob/gyn. He started caring for me when I went to him for my pain associated with endometreosis. He did a laporascopy to remove the endo. Later he saw me through my pregnancy with my...(Read More)
| ||Surya SEKAR MD.|
Suggestion by Audrey :
"Dr. Sekar has over 46 years experience she is compassionate and cares about her patients' needs. She is an excellent GYN as well as obstetrician. She always explains everything and tries everything...(Read More)
| ||Steven M SEIDMAN MD.|
Great Neck, NY
Suggestion by Darcy Novick :
"Dr. Seidman is the most caring sincere doctor I have ever met! He actually held my hand till I was put out for my Hysterectomy! He is the BEST!...(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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