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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)
| ||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)
| ||Ray Allen WERTHEIM MD.|
Suggestion by Misnick :
"Doctor was actually the second surgeon for my TLH. He performs the surgery with my doctor. Let first state that he contacted me so that we could meet before the surgery. Thumbs up. He could have perfo...(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)
| ||Lewis Puller DABNEY MD.|
Suggestion by amy knight :
"I am referring this doctor because he listens to the patient and doesn't judge them. I have been his patient her 3 and 1/2 years and totally trust him. Andthat's hard to say about most doctors....(Read More)
| ||Adam Julius FIEDLER MD.|
Suggestion by Gem :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Fiedler since I was a teen. I had two children under his care and just had my hysterectomy. He listens is funny and I feel like I can talk to him about anything and I h...(Read More)
| ||Francine MCLEOD MD.|
Fairfax Area, VA
Suggestion by Lisa Dawn Taylor :
"I love this entire practice (About Women) but she was outstanding! She listened to what I wanted and gave advice but in the end went with what I wanted which was a hysterectomy. I left the ovaries in...(Read More)
| ||Stacey Jean ROGERS MD.|
Suggestion by Donna Woodward :
"Dr. Rogers performed a TLH-LSO on me at Depaul Medical in July of 2008. I recommend her without reservations. From my first consultation to the post-op appointments Dr. Rogers has always made me feel...(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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