| Hysterectomy Resources for Arlington, VA |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Arlington, 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.
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.
|Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington VA 22205
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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
| ||Gustavo Alberto ROSSI MD.|
Suggestion by Nair :
"Wonderful Doctor. Skilled Surgon. Performed GYN surgery on me at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington Virginia. I highly recommend Dr Rossi and the other doctors and midwife at Arlington Women's C...(Read More)
| ||Montgomery JOHNS MD.|
Suggestion by Jeni E :
"I am a surgical tech aka 'scrub nurse' and I've had the pleasure of working with Dr. Johns at our day surgery center in Fredericksburg VA for almost 2 years now. He is probably one of the most dedica...(Read More)
| ||Randall Keith FALLS MD.|
Suggestion by Genei :
"Great listener. Alternative suggestions. Gentleman. Wonderful bedside manner. Returns phone calls personally....(Read More)
| ||Kurian THOTT MD.|
Suggestion by TED :
"Dr. Thott was very kind and paitient answering all my questions and concerns. Dr. Thott was the fourth doctor I saw. I needed a laparascopic hysterectomy and wanted to make sure I foud the best docto...(Read More)
| ||Erika Martha BLANTON MD.|
Suggestion by peggiesue :
"My PCP recommended Dr. Blanton when she suspected gyn issue including possible gyn cancer. On my first visit to Dr. Blanton's office I was immediately impressed by the professionalism of her office a...(Read More)
| ||Malcolm Lawrence HOWELL MD.|
Suggestion by Karen :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Malcolm Howell's for 15 years. He has performed 4 laproscopic surgeries on me. The first was for birth defects in my uterus 15 years ago. He corrected a wall of tissue t...(Read More)
| ||Boyd CLARY MD.|
Suggestion by Melanie Titmus :
"I really can't say enough about Dr Clary. He performed my hysterectomy almost a year ago and although I had a difficult recovery he never gave up on me. He has always been honest and caring and has ne...(Read More)
| ||Kathleen CAUBLE MD.|
Suggestion by goonies :
"At the age of 26 after trying to get pregnant for 6 months with no success due to abnormal cycles I went to see my ob/gyn Dr. Kathleen Cauble for a check up. Instead of telling me to keep trying t...(Read More)
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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