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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Roanoke, 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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|Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Belleview at Jefferson
Roanoke VA 24014
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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
| ||Christopher C KEELEY MD.|
Suggestion by hyper :
"I saw Dr Keeley for a second opinion and ended up switching to his practice! He is empathetic he spent a great deal of time talking to me and made sure I was able to ask all of my questions. He gave...(Read More)
| ||Randall Keith FALLS MD.|
Suggestion by Genei :
"Great listener. Alternative suggestions. Gentleman. Wonderful bedside manner. Returns phone calls personally....(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)
| ||Julien H MEYER MD.|
Suggestion by Kimberly :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Meyer's for many years. He is an excellent doctor with GREAT patient care. Dr. Meyer provided my prenatal care delivered my baby and operated to try to solve my gyneco...(Read More)
| ||William Watson PASLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Susan O :
"WOW is what I can say he is one of a kind careing pationate I was so scared and in pain and he took so much time with me I was at home after my surgery and he called me just out of the blue to c...(Read More)
| ||Anthony KOEHLER MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn :
"I don't like doctors to much let alone the thought of surgery. Dr. Koehler made me feel comfortable and at ease about my hysterectomy. I had a real easy recovery and I would recommend him to any one...(Read More)
| ||Peter Steven PYATAK MD.|
Suggestion by Rachel C :
"I have suffered from chronic pelvic pain forever and needed a hysterectomy. I was looking for someone with experience to do my hysterectomy by an advanced laparoscopic procedure to take care of my pr...(Read More)
| ||Jeffery Charles HAMMER MD.|
Suggestion by LINDA DELAURA :
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. JEFF HAMMER. HE PERFORMED A HYSTERECTOMY ON ME 2 YRS. AGO DUE TO THE FACT THAT I HAD A VERY LARGE FIBROID TUMOR (THE SIZE OF A CANTALOUPE)WHICH WAS CAUSING ME AN EXTREME AMOUNT...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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