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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:
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| ||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)
| ||Joanne HERRMAN MD.|
Suggestion by MurphyB :
"She is a GYN NOT OB. Went with someone who is her patient and was terrified of upcoming surgery. Dr. is very experienced eased patient down caring concerned friendly good sense of humor. HIGH...(Read More)
| ||Gavin Neil FOSTER MD.|
Suggestion by Sunni :
"Dr. Foster is very personable and works with you to help you get the most from his care. Takes his time with you and really listens and offers more than one option. Been his patient for more than 10...(Read More)
| ||Holly Suzanne PURITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea S :
"Dr. Puritz has been my OB/GYN physician for nearly 20 years. She walked with me through my infertility issues other GYN problems many surgeries and finally a healthy delivery 16 years ago. Dr. Pur...(Read More)
| ||Jeffery Charles HAMMER MD.|
Suggestion by LINDA DELAURA :
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. JEFF HAMMER. HE PERFORMED A HYSTERECTOMY ON ME 2 YRS. AGO DUE TO THE FACT THAT I HAD A VERY LARGE FIBROID TUMOR (THE SIZE OF A CANTALOUPE)WHICH WAS CAUSING ME AN EXTREME AMOUNT...(Read More)
| ||Tamera HOWELL MD.|
Suggestion by Eileen L :
"Dr. Howell is very personable thorough and extremely dedicated. Dr. Howell always is available to her patience. She performs newer procedures that not all doctors are experienced in which allow fo...(Read More)
| ||Maria Semiha URAY MD.|
Suggestion by connie :
"I see Dr. Uray for gynecological care. I start with her becasue I was having permenopausal symptoms. I have had nothing but good experiences with Dr. Uray. She is willing to answer questions and i...(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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