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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Hampton, 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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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
| ||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)
| ||Marion C BISSELL MD.|
Suggestion by Iamoh :
"Dr. Bissell is very knowledgable and understands women who are going through various stages in life. She is a professional with skills starting from delivering babies surgery for women and medical t...(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)
| ||Richard Nelson VALENTINE MD.|
Virginia Beach, VA
Suggestion by Joyce J :
"Dr.Valentine is a very caring and compassionate doctor. He has taken great care of me through dealing with endometriosis and my recent hysterectomy. He also has a great sense of humor which really hel...(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)
| ||Nancy Jamison ARMSTRONG MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra :
"I have been seeing Dr. Armstrong since I was 18 years old. She was with me during my infertility very difficult pregnancy birth and cancer. She is very knowledgeable sympathic and makes you feel...(Read More)
| ||Jennifer SANTIAGO MD.|
Suggestion by sadpatient :
"I am also looking for Dr.Santiago with no luck so far. Please add comments if any one locates where she is now practicing. thanks D...(Read More)
| ||Eric STERN MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea :
"I have been going to Dr. Stern since the early 1980's. He is simply fabulous! His personality will can put anyone at ease. Over the years I have recommend his practice to several friends - all of t...(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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