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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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Mechanicsville, VA - Find More Doctors
Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Suite 435
Leesburg VA 20176
703.858.5599

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Mechanicsville, VA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Joseph Harry ELLEN MD.
Richmond, VA
Suggestion by nick : "Dr. Ellen preformed my hysterectomy and if I had to do it again I would only go to Dr. Ellen. He was very knowledgeable caring and had a great bed side manner. Dr. Ellen knows what he is doing. I h...(Read More)"


 Wendy R STRAWBRIDGE MD.
Abingdon, VA
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)"


 Karin W BUETTNER MD.
Richmond, VA
Suggestion by Lisa : "Dr. Buettner was my doctor for 7 years while I lived in Richmond VA. She delivered all 3 of my children and she is a blessing to the obgyn community. She has a super bedside manner is conservative...(Read More)"


 James Alexander KELLY MD.
Salem, VA
Suggestion by Lesley : "I have been seeing Dr. Kelly for many years now and most recently had to have surgery (a full hysterectomy TAH with BSO) due to large fibroids adhesions and a host of other issues. I cannot say enou...(Read More)"


 Randal John WEST MD.
Richmond, VA
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)"


 Karen Walker JEFFERSON MD.
Richmond, VA
Suggestion by POOH35 : "She is just AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! She came highly recommended as a GYN and has been extremely professional and caring through some tough times. She made me feel as though I was her patient da...(Read More)"


 Walter Robert S CURTIS MD.
Hampton, VA
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)"


 Jeffery Charles HAMMER MD.
Chesapeake, VA
Suggestion by LINDA DELAURA : "I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. JEFF HAMMER. HE PERFORMED A HYSTERECTOMY ON ME 2 YRS. AGO DUE TO THE FACT THAT I HAD A VERY LARGE FIBROID TUMOR (THE SIZE OF A CANTALOUPE)WHICH WAS CAUSING ME AN EXTREME AMOUNT...(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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