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Hysterectomy Resources for Newport News, VA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Newport News, 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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|Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News VA 23601
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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
| ||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)
| ||John Lee LOCKHART MD.|
Newport News, VA
Suggestion by Tina DeAnda :
"Dr. Lockhart delivered my son 6 years ago and performed my hysterectomy last January. There is not another Dr. that I have ever had that I would recommend as highly as I recommend him. He and his of...(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)
| ||Joseph Harry ELLEN MD.|
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)
| ||Kathleen CAUBLE MD.|
Suggestion by goonies :
"At the age of 26 after trying to get pregnant for 6 months with no success due to abnormal cycles I went to see my ob/gyn Dr. Kathleen Cauble for a check up. Instead of telling me to keep trying t...(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)
| ||Erika Martha BLANTON MD.|
Suggestion by peggiesue :
"My PCP recommended Dr. Blanton when she suspected gyn issue including possible gyn cancer. On my first visit to Dr. Blanton's office I was immediately impressed by the professionalism of her office a...(Read More)
| ||James Alexander KELLY MD.|
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)
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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