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Hysterectomy Resources for Portsmouth, VA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Portsmouth, 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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Hospitals in or near Portsmouth, VA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Naval Medical Center
620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth VA 23708
|Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
3636 High St
Portsmouth VA 23707
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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
| ||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)
| ||Nancy Jamison ARMSTRONG MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra :
"I have been seeing Dr. Armstrong since I was 18 years old. She was with me during my infertility very difficult pregnancy birth and cancer. She is very knowledgeable sympathic and makes you feel...(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)
| ||Norman Alva ARMSTRONG MD.|
Mc Lean, VA
Suggestion by Lisa Pinkernell :
"Dr. Armstrong treated me for very large fibroids. He and his staff are wonderful and I highly recommend him. He has been my savior!...(Read More)
| ||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)
| ||Gavin Neil FOSTER MD.|
Suggestion by Sunni :
"Dr. Foster is very personable and works with you to help you get the most from his care. Takes his time with you and really listens and offers more than one option. Been his patient for more than 10...(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)
| ||William Watson PASLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Susan O :
"WOW is what I can say he is one of a kind careing pationate I was so scared and in pain and he took so much time with me I was at home after my surgery and he called me just out of the blue to c...(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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