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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.
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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|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
| ||Stacey Jean ROGERS MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Woodward :
"Dr. Rogers performed a TLH-LSO on me at Depaul Medical in July of 2008. I recommend her without reservations. From my first consultation to the post-op appointments Dr. Rogers has always made me feel...(Read More)
| ||Richard Elmer N SEDWICK MD.|
Suggestion by T. Carte :
"Dr. Sedwick and Nancy Durning both have been helping me for years! Three months ago he performed and abdominal hysterectomy for me which i was terrified about but he quickly calmed my fears. I have...(Read More)
| ||Jerry Allen LUCAS MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon E :
"Having a OB/GYN that you can trust and feel comfortable with isn’t as easy as it would seem! I was extremely lucky to find Dr J Lucas. He is a very attentive compassionate thorough patient and ca...(Read More)
| ||Sheetal SHARMA MD.|
Suggestion by Kelyla Spicer :
"She listens to your concerns even if you think they are silly. I was terrified to go through my hysterectomy procedure but she explained the step by step things that would happen and her hospital be...(Read More)
| ||William Watson PASLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Susan O :
"WOW is what I can say he is one of a kind careing pationate I was so scared and in pain and he took so much time with me I was at home after my surgery and he called me just out of the blue to c...(Read More)
| ||Renee CARISIO-FARBER MD.|
Suggestion by Meribeth :
"Dr. Carisio-Farber helped me when I thought I couldn't find a Dr. to take my pains seriously. I believe she might have actually scoffed when I told her what sort of treatments I had had in the past. S...(Read More)
| ||Joanne HERRMAN MD.|
Suggestion by MurphyB :
"She is a GYN NOT OB. Went with someone who is her patient and was terrified of upcoming surgery. Dr. is very experienced eased patient down caring concerned friendly good sense of humor. HIGH...(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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