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Hysterectomy Resources for Norfolk, VA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Norfolk, 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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|Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Dr
Norfolk VA 23507
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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
| ||Holly Suzanne PURITZ MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea S :
"Dr. Puritz has been my OB/GYN physician for nearly 20 years. She walked with me through my infertility issues other GYN problems many surgeries and finally a healthy delivery 16 years ago. Dr. Pur...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Martin WENTWORTH MD.|
Suggestion by Dana Alverson :
"This OB/GYN is up on the newest techniques. His bedside manner is great and he actually seems to care!! I really liked him when I lived there. He did my hysterectomy and I was up laughing that afte...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Paul Joseph MACKOUL MD.|
Mc Lean, VA
Suggestion by Julie :
"Dr. MacKoul is such a great Doctor. He is very kind gentle and helped me to feel comfortable. He did a wonderful job of taking care of my health. Dr Mackoul specializes in Gyn Onncology using la...(Read More)
| ||Margaret Dubose FLATHER MD.|
Suggestion by Laurie T :
"Dr. Margret Flather is the kindest woman I have ever met. She is understanding loving and caring. She returned my phone calls right away personally. She stays in the room with you and answers all...(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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