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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)
| ||Timothy Joseph HARDY MD.|
Virginia Beach, VA
Suggestion by Billie Saunders :
"Dr. Hardy delivered my daughter 14 years ago delivered my nephew and performed my mom's Hysterectomy. He did everything he possibly could to prevent a hysterectomy for me but it seemed inevitable. I...(Read More)
| ||Stacey Jean ROGERS MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Woodward :
"Dr. Rogers performed a TLH-LSO on me at Depaul Medical in July of 2008. I recommend her without reservations. From my first consultation to the post-op appointments Dr. Rogers has always made me feel...(Read More)
| ||Craig H RUETZEL MD.|
Virginia Beach, VA
Suggestion by Coach W :
"He is a great doctor who cares about his patients. I trust that he will do what's best for me. He is very knowledgable and stays up to date with the latest techniques. He follows through with second o...(Read More)
| ||Leonard Asher ROSEN MD.|
Suggestion by zegan :
"I feel that Dr. Rosen is an excellent doctor and surgen. He presents information in a very matter of fact way. There is no small talk or fake chit-chat like with some doctors. At the same time I fe...(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 Lynn HAFNER MD.|
Suggestion by Connie :
"Dr. Hafner was patient and understanding she didn't put me through years of drug therapy and feeling terrible. After several months of consideration and analysis she suggested surgery. She was thor...(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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