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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Charlottesville, 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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|University of Virginia Health System
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Charlottesville VA 22908
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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
| ||Julie BLOMMEL MD.|
Suggestion by Jeannie Tomlin :
"I highly recommend Dr. Julie Blommel. She's a great OB/GYN who performed a complete hysterectomy on me less than a year ago. She was wonderful in every aspect of the doctor/patient relationship. Frien...(Read More)
| ||Gregory MOORE MD.|
Suggestion by Courtenay Brown :
"Greg Moore MD is an absolutely wonderful doctor. He is careful considerate gentle a total professional and down to earth. He has a wonderful bedside manner and a fantastic sense of humor. I H...(Read More)
| ||Craig H RUETZEL MD.|
Virginia Beach, VA
Suggestion by Coach W :
"He is a great doctor who cares about his patients. I trust that he will do what's best for me. He is very knowledgable and stays up to date with the latest techniques. He follows through with second o...(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)
| ||Timothy Joseph HARDY MD.|
Virginia Beach, VA
Suggestion by Billie Saunders :
"Dr. Hardy delivered my daughter 14 years ago delivered my nephew and performed my mom's Hysterectomy. He did everything he possibly could to prevent a hysterectomy for me but it seemed inevitable. I...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Lewis Puller DABNEY MD.|
Suggestion by amy knight :
"I am referring this doctor because he listens to the patient and doesn't judge them. I have been his patient her 3 and 1/2 years and totally trust him. Andthat's hard to say about most doctors....(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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