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Hysterectomy Resources for Richmond, VA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Richmond, 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 Richmond, VA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond VA 23249
|Henrico Doctor's Hospital
1602 Skipwith Rd
Richmond VA 23229
|Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond VA 23226
|Chippenham Johnston Willis Hospitals Inc-Chippenham Campus
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond VA 23225
|Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
403 N. 13th St.
Richmond VA 23298
|Chippenham Johnston Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston-Willis Drive
Richmond VA 23235
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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
| ||Erica M ROYAL MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa Leichssenring :
"I have been seeing Dr. Erica Royal for several years and she is by far the most compassionate caring physician I have ever seen. She is very involved and I believe truly cares about providing qual...(Read More)
| ||Boyd CLARY MD.|
Suggestion by Melanie Titmus :
"I really can't say enough about Dr Clary. He performed my hysterectomy almost a year ago and although I had a difficult recovery he never gave up on me. He has always been honest and caring and has ne...(Read More)
| ||Karin W BUETTNER MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa :
"Dr. Buettner was my doctor for 7 years while I lived in Richmond VA. She delivered all 3 of my children and she is a blessing to the obgyn community. She has a super bedside manner is conservative...(Read More)
| ||Karen Walker JEFFERSON MD.|
Suggestion by POOH35 :
"She is just AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! She came highly recommended as a GYN and has been extremely professional and caring through some tough times. She made me feel as though I was her patient da...(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)
| ||Nancy Jamison ARMSTRONG MD.|
Suggestion by Sandra :
"I have been seeing Dr. Armstrong since I was 18 years old. She was with me during my infertility very difficult pregnancy birth and cancer. She is very knowledgeable sympathic and makes you feel...(Read More)
| ||Erika Martha BLANTON MD.|
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)
| ||Randal John WEST MD.|
Suggestion by MARIE PRICE :
"DR WEST IS THE GREATEST! HAD TAH 4/6/06 AND WAS SO AT EASE AFTER MY FIRST OFFICE VISIT THAT I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO FEAR OF THE SURGERY. SINCE MY SURGERY I CALLED 1 TIME FOR WHAT I THOUGHT MIGHT BE A PROB...(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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