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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Alexandria, VA, 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
| ||Marion C BISSELL MD.|
Suggestion by Iamoh :
"Dr. Bissell is very knowledgable and understands women who are going through various stages in life. She is a professional with skills starting from delivering babies surgery for women and medical t...(Read More)
| ||Habibollah AHDOOT MD.|
Suggestion by Erin B. Rogers :
"After I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids I had a UFE procedure. Unfortunately it led to a severe infection. He is part of The Physician & Midwife Collaborative Practice. When I was hospitalized...(Read More)
| ||Margaret Dubose FLATHER MD.|
Suggestion by Laurie T :
"Dr. Margret Flather is the kindest woman I have ever met. She is understanding loving and caring. She returned my phone calls right away personally. She stays in the room with you and answers all...(Read More)
| ||Erica M ROYAL MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa Leichssenring :
"I have been seeing Dr. Erica Royal for several years and she is by far the most compassionate caring physician I have ever seen. She is very involved and I believe truly cares about providing qual...(Read More)
| ||Susan M DAUSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Bridgette :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dausch for many years. I can not say enough good things about her. She is the most caring Dr that I have ever come across. Every time I have been to see her she makes you...(Read More)
| ||Eric STERN MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea :
"I have been going to Dr. Stern since the early 1980's. He is simply fabulous! His personality will can put anyone at ease. Over the years I have recommend his practice to several friends - all of t...(Read More)
| ||Brenda HINES MD.|
Suggestion by Jaime :
"She is a wonderful doctor! She delivered my last baby and preformed my hysterectomy. She is always willing to answer questions and she always listens to all your concerns. I recommend her to all my...(Read More)
| ||Stacey Jean ROGERS MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Woodward :
"Dr. Rogers performed a TLH-LSO on me at Depaul Medical in July of 2008. I recommend her without reservations. From my first consultation to the post-op appointments Dr. Rogers has always made me feel...(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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