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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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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)
| ||Peter J KEMP MD.|
Suggestion by Karen W :
"Dr. Kemp is such a great doctor that I switched my insurance just so I could go back to him. I went to two other physicians and was not happy with either them or their staff. He listened to me follo...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Martin WENTWORTH MD.|
Suggestion by Dana Alverson :
"This OB/GYN is up on the newest techniques. His bedside manner is great and he actually seems to care!! I really liked him when I lived there. He did my hysterectomy and I was up laughing that afte...(Read More)
| ||Douglas Edwin HERITAGE MD.|
Suggestion by sixpakk :
"DR. Heritage was recommended to me in Oct. 04 by a friend. I had ovarian cysts and enometriosis. I had fired a couple of Dr.'s before I met him because they simply didn't understand my pain or they j...(Read More)
| ||Michelle Yvonne ROBERTS MD.|
Suggestion by Elizabeth :
"Dr. Roberts is wonderful! She is very patient and caring and takes time to get to know her patients. She has been my physician for 3 years and I couldn't imagine going to anyone else. I had some com...(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)
| ||Kurian THOTT MD.|
Suggestion by TED :
"Dr. Thott was very kind and paitient answering all my questions and concerns. Dr. Thott was the fourth doctor I saw. I needed a laparascopic hysterectomy and wanted to make sure I foud the best docto...(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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