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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.
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| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Sharon Rebecca KEVERLINE MD.|
Suggestion by jennifer hamilton :
"i had been dealing with severe pelvic pain for over a year with no results from my previous doctors. they kept looking in the wrong places! then someone recommended the group for woman where i was i...(Read More)
| ||Anne M DOBRZYNSKI MD.|
Suggestion by Kim H :
"Dr Dobrzynski Is by far the most caring doctor I have had the privilage to know in all my 40 years. She always has a smile and a sweet disposition. I came to her on the advice of my local GYN who cou...(Read More)
| ||Ray Allen WERTHEIM MD.|
Suggestion by Misnick :
"Doctor was actually the second surgeon for my TLH. He performs the surgery with my doctor. Let first state that he contacted me so that we could meet before the surgery. Thumbs up. He could have perfo...(Read More)
| ||Andrea Marie JACKSON MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"I started seeing Dr. Jack midway through my pregnancy. We had moved cross country when I was about 27 weeks and she welcomed me with open arms. She is extremely compassionate and cares about her patie...(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)
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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