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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Falls Church, 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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|Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church VA 22042
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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
| ||Paul Joseph MACKOUL MD.|
Mc Lean, VA
Suggestion by Julie :
"Dr. MacKoul is such a great Doctor. He is very kind gentle and helped me to feel comfortable. He did a wonderful job of taking care of my health. Dr Mackoul specializes in Gyn Onncology using la...(Read More)
| ||Adrienne Louise MARAIST MD.|
Suggestion by Tess Kern :
"Adrianne is GREAT! She is part of an All-women OB-GYN group and from what I've heard all of the doctors there are terrific. She has been my doctor for 10 years performed my hysterectomy and the...(Read More)
| ||Luis E SANZ MD.|
Mc Lean, VA
Suggestion by Kenna B :
"I have gone through 5 others doctors trying to find a diagnosis and treatment for problems I was having with my uterus. Finally I found Dr. Sanz and he is a God send! He listend to me and understood w...(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)
| ||John Lee LOCKHART MD.|
Newport News, VA
Suggestion by Tina DeAnda :
"Dr. Lockhart delivered my son 6 years ago and performed my hysterectomy last January. There is not another Dr. that I have ever had that I would recommend as highly as I recommend him. He and his of...(Read More)
| ||Nancy Lynn HAFNER MD.|
Suggestion by Connie :
"Dr. Hafner was patient and understanding she didn't put me through years of drug therapy and feeling terrible. After several months of consideration and analysis she suggested surgery. She was thor...(Read More)
| ||Jodie HORTON MD.|
Suggestion by Jacqueline Moore :
"Dr.Jodie Horton is a Dr. like no othershe is everything a Dr. wishes she could be. She did my Hysterectomy last year and I was so sick from being so Anemic that she stayed in the hospitol with me ov...(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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