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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Woodbridge, 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.
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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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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
| ||Andrea Marie JACKSON MD.|
Suggestion by Cynthia :
"I started seeing Dr. Jack midway through my pregnancy. We had moved cross country when I was about 27 weeks and she welcomed me with open arms. She is extremely compassionate and cares about her patie...(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)
| ||Jodie HORTON MD.|
Suggestion by Jacqueline Moore :
"Dr.Jodie Horton is a Dr. like no othershe is everything a Dr. wishes she could be. She did my Hysterectomy last year and I was so sick from being so Anemic that she stayed in the hospitol with me ov...(Read More)
| ||Leonard Asher ROSEN MD.|
Suggestion by zegan :
"I feel that Dr. Rosen is an excellent doctor and surgen. He presents information in a very matter of fact way. There is no small talk or fake chit-chat like with some doctors. At the same time I fe...(Read More)
| ||Constantine G SCORDALAKES MD.|
Great Falls, VA
Suggestion by Tressa W :
"Dr. Scordalakes is absolutely wonderful. He is currently practicing in Sidney Montana!! He and his staff are very attentive informative and most of all compassionate. He truly cares about his pat...(Read More)
| ||Timothy Joseph HARDY MD.|
Virginia Beach, VA
Suggestion by Billie Saunders :
"Dr. Hardy delivered my daughter 14 years ago delivered my nephew and performed my mom's Hysterectomy. He did everything he possibly could to prevent a hysterectomy for me but it seemed inevitable. I...(Read More)
| ||Walter Robert S CURTIS MD.|
Suggestion by Linda :
"I suffered for almost 5 years with very long very painful periods. After seeing a few different doctors an being told there where worst things. I finally broke down an went an seen my mother in laws g...(Read More)
| ||Eric STERN MD.|
Suggestion by Andrea :
"I have been going to Dr. Stern since the early 1980's. He is simply fabulous! His personality will can put anyone at ease. Over the years I have recommend his practice to several friends - all of t...(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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