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Hysterectomy Resources for Burlington, VT
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Burlington, VT, 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 Burlington, VT - Find More Doctors
|Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
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Hospitals in or near Burlington, VT - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Fletcher Allen Healthcare
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington VT 05401
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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
| ||Daniel Howison RIDDICK MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie :
"I have only been seeing Dr. Riddick for 5 months now but he is very good! Very thourough and gets things done very quickly. Excellent bedside manner he just makes me feel very at ease with the tr...(Read More)
| ||Elisabeth Kirsten WEGNER MD.|
Suggestion by Nancy C :
"This doctor is unlike any other OBGYN doctors that I have had. She is friendly. She listens to what the patient is concerned about. She will do whatever she can to let you chose your own decisions abo...(Read More)
| ||Eric SIEGEL MD.|
Suggestion by Mona B :
"I went to Dr. Siegel for heavy bleeding/irregular periods. He was very thorough in his examinations. He spelled out all of the options for me and guided me. We decided together that a LAVH was the...(Read More)
| ||Kara Ann FLAHERTY MD.|
Suggestion by J. Schulte :
"I am HER patient. (Egad! Please update the options to include female doctors!!) Kara's specialty is OB/GYN and she is a surgeon. She is a wonderful person warm and compassionate as well as intelli...(Read More)
| ||Leonard TREMBLAY MD.|
Saint Albans, VT
Suggestion by Kim D :
"Dr Tremblay is a wonderful OB/GYN!! I had reservations about having a male for my provider but those aprehensions have since long gone!! He is VERY proactive in treating and getting things rolling. I...(Read More)
| ||John GALLAGHER MD.|
Suggestion by Amy Poirier :
"Dr. Gallagher took my case as a recommendation from my Primary Physician. Within 6 months and lengthy conversations we together determined the next step which ended in a removal of the uterus. I h...(Read More)
| ||Diane Marie CHARLAND MD.|
Suggestion by Dawn Simons :
"I have had doctor Charland for my bladder surgery a birch procedure and also for my hysterectomy she is very personable and very knowledgable in her fieldI like her alot I also see her for my gynecol...(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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