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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Mechanicsville, 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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|Memorial Regional Medical Center
8260 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville VA 23116
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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
| ||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)
| ||Maureen OREGAN MD.|
Suggestion by Kate :
"Dr. Maureen O'Regan cared for my mother for many years during her ovarian cancer and did subsequent prophylactic TAH/BSO's on my sister and I. She is a very experienced skilled and caring doctor....(Read More)
| ||Anthony KOEHLER MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn :
"I don't like doctors to much let alone the thought of surgery. Dr. Koehler made me feel comfortable and at ease about my hysterectomy. I had a real easy recovery and I would recommend him to any one...(Read More)
| ||Susan M DAUSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Bridgette :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dausch for many years. I can not say enough good things about her. She is the most caring Dr that I have ever come across. Every time I have been to see her she makes you...(Read More)
| ||Constantine G SCORDALAKES MD.|
Great Falls, VA
Suggestion by Tressa W :
"Dr. Scordalakes is absolutely wonderful. He is currently practicing in Sidney Montana!! He and his staff are very attentive informative and most of all compassionate. He truly cares about his pat...(Read More)
| ||Adam Julius FIEDLER MD.|
Suggestion by Gem :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Fiedler since I was a teen. I had two children under his care and just had my hysterectomy. He listens is funny and I feel like I can talk to him about anything and I h...(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)
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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