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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Jane MCMILLAN MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Marquardt :
"I found Dr. McMillan when I found out I had fibroids. She is very gentle and understanding. She is a doctor who will try the least invasive method of surgery to correct a problem. The group she wor...(Read More)
| ||Sharon Rebecca KEVERLINE MD.|
Suggestion by jennifer hamilton :
"i had been dealing with severe pelvic pain for over a year with no results from my previous doctors. they kept looking in the wrong places! then someone recommended the group for woman where i was i...(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)
| ||Gavin Neil FOSTER MD.|
Suggestion by Sunni :
"Dr. Foster is very personable and works with you to help you get the most from his care. Takes his time with you and really listens and offers more than one option. Been his patient for more than 10...(Read More)
| ||Randal John WEST MD.|
Suggestion by MARIE PRICE :
"DR WEST IS THE GREATEST! HAD TAH 4/6/06 AND WAS SO AT EASE AFTER MY FIRST OFFICE VISIT THAT I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO FEAR OF THE SURGERY. SINCE MY SURGERY I CALLED 1 TIME FOR WHAT I THOUGHT MIGHT BE A PROB...(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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