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Hysterectomy Resources for Staten Island, NY
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Staten Island, 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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|Staten Island University Hospital-North
475 Seaview Ave
Staten Island NY 10305
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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
| ||Francis X T MARTINGANO MD.|
Staten Island, NY
Suggestion by sarina furia :
"Dr. Martingano is a very experienced patientgreat bedside manner..tells you like it is kind of doctor. I reccomend him because he is a expert surgeon and he knows all the latest tecniques....(Read More)
| ||Gil LEVY MD.|
Staten Island, NY
Suggestion by Peggy Griswold :
"Dr. Gil Levy works out of SIU Hospital and Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. His speciality is Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. He along with Dr. Taska Moore provided a thorough exam and di...(Read More)
|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)
| ||Geri Anne SCHMITT MD.|
Suggestion by Ruth D :
"After having had a bad situation last June with another gynecologist who performed an ablation and d&c I still was having problems with major bleeding. A further sonogram showed that my fibroids were...(Read More)
| ||Sonja JOSEPH DO.|
Suggestion by snowangelnny :
"Dr. Joseph is a really nice person. She is factual and to the point while being caring and attentive to her patients needs. She really listens to what is said to her and if she doesnt know the answer...(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)
| ||Jeffrey PORTE MD.|
Suggestion by Cathie F :
"Dr. Porte is an awesome doctor very thorough. He is experienced and knowledgable. He is compassionate and personable. Dr. Porte has been my gynecologist for approximately 15 years. I had a min...(Read More)
| ||Michele POLIDORO MD.|
Suggestion by Donlyn :
"Dr. Polidoro and Dr. Egner are partners. They both did my surgery. Dr. Polidoro took turns visiting me some days in the Hospital. She is excellent. She responds quickly when RNs call her. She listens...(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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