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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.
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.
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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)
| ||Walter Robert S CURTIS MD.|
Suggestion by Linda :
"I suffered for almost 5 years with very long very painful periods. After seeing a few different doctors an being told there where worst things. I finally broke down an went an seen my mother in laws g...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Susan M DAUSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Bridgette :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dausch for many years. I can not say enough good things about her. She is the most caring Dr that I have ever come across. Every time I have been to see her she makes you...(Read More)
| ||Leonard Asher ROSEN MD.|
Suggestion by zegan :
"I feel that Dr. Rosen is an excellent doctor and surgen. He presents information in a very matter of fact way. There is no small talk or fake chit-chat like with some doctors. At the same time I fe...(Read More)
| ||Christopher C KEELEY MD.|
Suggestion by hyper :
"I saw Dr Keeley for a second opinion and ended up switching to his practice! He is empathetic he spent a great deal of time talking to me and made sure I was able to ask all of my questions. He gave...(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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