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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Stony Brook, 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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|Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical Center
State University of New York
Stony Brook NY 11794
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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
| ||Michael ARATO MD.|
Stony Brook, NY
Suggestion by jenjefdem :
"Excellent dr..had a lot of problems during my pregnancy and nothing was overlooked..great staff also!!!!!...(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)
| ||Robert A FRANCOMANO MD.|
Glens Falls, NY
Suggestion by Dorothy A. Bosford :
"When Dr. Francomano suggested that I have a hysterectomy he thoroughly explained all my options. He explained how my situation would progress if I wanted to wait what types of hysterectomy were avai...(Read More)
| ||Benjamin Peter FIORICA MD.|
Suggestion by Janna :
"Dr. Fiorica is a very kind and gentle doctor that really listens to what you say. He is the first person that really believed me when I told him that my periods became unbearable after having a tubal...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Bruce A SUROSKY MD.|
Suggestion by Shirley :
"Dr. Surosky has been by Ob/gyn for 10 years. He delivered my second child which was a pleasure compared to my experience w/kid #1. He did my tubal several years ago and performed my hysterectomy 1...(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)
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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