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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.
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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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|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)
| ||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)
| ||Karin W BUETTNER MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa :
"Dr. Buettner was my doctor for 7 years while I lived in Richmond VA. She delivered all 3 of my children and she is a blessing to the obgyn community. She has a super bedside manner is conservative...(Read More)
| ||Norman Alva ARMSTRONG MD.|
Mc Lean, VA
Suggestion by Lisa Pinkernell :
"Dr. Armstrong treated me for very large fibroids. He and his staff are wonderful and I highly recommend him. He has been my savior!...(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)
| ||Peter Steven PYATAK MD.|
Suggestion by Rachel C :
"I have suffered from chronic pelvic pain forever and needed a hysterectomy. I was looking for someone with experience to do my hysterectomy by an advanced laparoscopic procedure to take care of my pr...(Read More)
| ||Sarah STADLER MD.|
Suggestion by jalessi :
"She is awesome. She specializes in GYN only. Awesome bedside manner and TAKES THE TIME TO LISTEN. Love her! Located in Charlottesville VA...(Read More)
| ||James Alexander KELLY MD.|
Suggestion by Lesley :
"I have been seeing Dr. Kelly for many years now and most recently had to have surgery (a full hysterectomy TAH with BSO) due to large fibroids adhesions and a host of other issues. I cannot say enou...(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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