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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Reston, 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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|Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Pkwy
Reston VA 20190
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Maureen OREGAN MD.|
Suggestion by Kate :
"Dr. Maureen O'Regan cared for my mother for many years during her ovarian cancer and did subsequent prophylactic TAH/BSO's on my sister and I. She is a very experienced skilled and caring doctor....(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)
| ||Jane MCMILLAN MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Marquardt :
"I found Dr. McMillan when I found out I had fibroids. She is very gentle and understanding. She is a doctor who will try the least invasive method of surgery to correct a problem. The group she wor...(Read More)
| ||Eric STERN MD.|
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)
| ||George Walter MAXYMIV MD.|
Suggestion by Karen Lavinder :
"Dr. Maxymiv is a gentle caring doctor. He and his partner no longer practice obstetrics although one of his colleagues delivered my son almost 15 years ago. Last summer I had a total hysterectomy...(Read More)
| ||Habibollah AHDOOT MD.|
Suggestion by Erin B. Rogers :
"After I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids I had a UFE procedure. Unfortunately it led to a severe infection. He is part of The Physician & Midwife Collaborative Practice. When I was hospitalized...(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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