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Hysterectomy Resources for Mechanicsville, VA
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
| ||Peter Alfred ZEDLER MD.|
Suggestion by Bks4me :
"I have been going to this doctor for the past 16 years after the Ob/Gyn I had before retired. I love Dr. Zedler because he has such an excellent "beside manner". For all office visits he comes in...(Read More)
| ||Rebecca Aileen THIBODEAU MD.|
Suggestion by Chant1979 :
"This doctor was the best i have ever been to. She listened to my issues and tried to correct them. She was very open to my suggestions and thoughts. When all was said and done we went the route that w...(Read More)
| ||Kristin YONKER MD.|
Newport News, VA
Suggestion by ZuZus Petals :
"Dr. Yonker has been my GYN for two years. She and her associate Dr Kathy K O'Connell did my Hysto surgery on 4-23-07. Dr Yonker went over every detail showed me films gave me "take homes" and a foll...(Read More)
| ||Melanie Ann LEIGHT MD.|
Suggestion by christie m :
"DR. Leight is an exceptional doctor. She always comes into the room and sits down face to face with me and listens to everything I tell here about whats bothering me. She makes me feel really comforta...(Read More)
| ||Erica M ROYAL MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa Leichssenring :
"I have been seeing Dr. Erica Royal for several years and she is by far the most compassionate caring physician I have ever seen. She is very involved and I believe truly cares about providing qual...(Read More)
| ||Charles William SMITH MD.|
Colonial Heights, VA
Suggestion by Karen F :
"Dr. Smith is new to my life. He was a second opinion physician for chronic abdominal (uterine) pain and provided not only the support and understanding I needed but was also willing to 'think outsid...(Read More)
| ||Peter J KEMP MD.|
Suggestion by Karen W :
"Dr. Kemp is such a great doctor that I switched my insurance just so I could go back to him. I went to two other physicians and was not happy with either them or their staff. He listened to me follo...(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)
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.
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