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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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Portsmouth, VA - Find More Doctors
Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Suite 435
Leesburg VA 20176
703.858.5599

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Find a Hospital

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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Erika Martha BLANTON MD.
Richmond, VA
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)"


 Anne M DOBRZYNSKI MD.
Annandale, VA
Suggestion by Kim H : "Dr Dobrzynski Is by far the most caring doctor I have had the privilage to know in all my 40 years. She always has a smile and a sweet disposition. I came to her on the advice of my local GYN who cou...(Read More)"


 Gavin Neil FOSTER MD.
Leesburg, VA
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)"


 Leedwyn STADULIS MD.
Fredericksburg, VA
Suggestion by Kathy Decker : "Wow where do I begin. Dr. Stadulis has been such a Godsend to me! She is so caring compassionate gentle and has such a kind heart. I have had many health issues and complications and she has taken...(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)"


 Eric STERN MD.
Vienna, VA
Suggestion by Andrea : "I have been going to Dr. Stern since the early 1980's. He is simply fabulous! His personality will can put anyone at ease. Over the years I have recommend his practice to several friends - all of t...(Read More)"


 Richard Elmer N SEDWICK MD.
Harrisonburg, VA
Suggestion by T. Carte : "Dr. Sedwick and Nancy Durning both have been helping me for years! Three months ago he performed and abdominal hysterectomy for me which i was terrified about but he quickly calmed my fears. I have...(Read More)"


 Adrienne Louise MARAIST MD.
Richmond, VA
Suggestion by Tess Kern : "Adrianne is GREAT! She is part of an All-women OB-GYN group and from what I've heard all of the doctors there are terrific. She has been my doctor for 10 years performed my hysterectomy and the...(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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