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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
| ||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)
| ||Peter Steven PYATAK MD.|
Suggestion by Rachel C :
"I have suffered from chronic pelvic pain forever and needed a hysterectomy. I was looking for someone with experience to do my hysterectomy by an advanced laparoscopic procedure to take care of my pr...(Read More)
| ||Benigno Dominic FEDERICI MD.|
Suggestion by Robin :
"Wonderful caring physician. This doctor and his staff go the extra mile for every patient. I never feel like "the next chart" but someone about whom Dr. Federici cares....(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Andrea Marie JACKSON MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"I started seeing Dr. Jack midway through my pregnancy. We had moved cross country when I was about 27 weeks and she welcomed me with open arms. She is extremely compassionate and cares about her patie...(Read More)
| ||Christopher C KEELEY MD.|
Suggestion by hyper :
"I saw Dr Keeley for a second opinion and ended up switching to his practice! He is empathetic he spent a great deal of time talking to me and made sure I was able to ask all of my questions. He gave...(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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