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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Lynchburg, 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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|Virginia Baptist Hospital
3300 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg VA 24503
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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
| ||Lewis Puller DABNEY MD.|
Suggestion by amy knight :
"I am referring this doctor because he listens to the patient and doesn't judge them. I have been his patient her 3 and 1/2 years and totally trust him. Andthat's hard to say about most doctors....(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Wendy R STRAWBRIDGE MD.|
Suggestion by Barbie :
"Wonderful caring down to earth!! I was basically seen as a new patient after having horrible cramps and bleeding and 2 weeks later after she made room for me numerous times I had all of my tests...(Read More)
| ||Sarah STADLER MD.|
Suggestion by jalessi :
"She is awesome. She specializes in GYN only. Awesome bedside manner and TAKES THE TIME TO LISTEN. Love her! Located in Charlottesville VA...(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)
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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