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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
| ||Jerry Allen LUCAS MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon E :
"Having a OB/GYN that you can trust and feel comfortable with isn’t as easy as it would seem! I was extremely lucky to find Dr J Lucas. He is a very attentive compassionate thorough patient and ca...(Read More)
| ||Anthony KOEHLER MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn :
"I don't like doctors to much let alone the thought of surgery. Dr. Koehler made me feel comfortable and at ease about my hysterectomy. I had a real easy recovery and I would recommend him to any one...(Read More)
| ||Brenda HINES MD.|
Suggestion by Jaime :
"She is a wonderful doctor! She delivered my last baby and preformed my hysterectomy. She is always willing to answer questions and she always listens to all your concerns. I recommend her to all my...(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)
| ||Jae KIL MD.|
Suggestion by Wendy :
"Dr. Kil is a great listener. He is respectful of patient input. He is on top of the latest research in the field. He is acutely aware of treatment appropriate for polycystic ovary syndrome. I've been...(Read More)
| ||Richard Nelson VALENTINE MD.|
Virginia Beach, VA
Suggestion by Joyce J :
"Dr.Valentine is a very caring and compassionate doctor. He has taken great care of me through dealing with endometriosis and my recent hysterectomy. He also has a great sense of humor which really hel...(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)
| ||Gregory MOORE MD.|
Suggestion by Courtenay Brown :
"Greg Moore MD is an absolutely wonderful doctor. He is careful considerate gentle a total professional and down to earth. He has a wonderful bedside manner and a fantastic sense of humor. I H...(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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