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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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Richmond, 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 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

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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

 Adam Julius FIEDLER MD.
Richmond, VA
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)"


 Karin W BUETTNER MD.
Richmond, VA
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)"


 Boyd CLARY MD.
Richmond, VA
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)"


 Erica M ROYAL MD.
Richmond, VA
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)"


 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)"


 Malcolm Lawrence HOWELL MD.
Richmond, VA
Suggestion by Karen : "I have been a patient of Dr. Malcolm Howell's for 15 years. He has performed 4 laproscopic surgeries on me. The first was for birth defects in my uterus 15 years ago. He corrected a wall of tissue t...(Read More)"


 Susan M DAUSCH MD.
Richmond, VA
Suggestion by Bridgette : "I have been a patient of Dr. Dausch for many years. I can not say enough good things about her. She is the most caring Dr that I have ever come across. Every time I have been to see her she makes you...(Read More)"


 Gregory MOORE MD.
Richmond, VA
Suggestion by Courtenay Brown : "Greg Moore MD is an absolutely wonderful doctor. He is careful considerate gentle a total professional and down to earth. He has a wonderful bedside manner and a fantastic sense of humor. I H...(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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