| Hysterectomy Resources for Charleston, WV |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Charleston, WV, 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.
|Charleston Area Medical Center-General Division
501 Morris St
Charleston WV 25301
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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
| ||Osterman COTES MD.|
Suggestion by Judy BOlen :
"Dr.Cotes is just the best. He did my TAH/BSO in Dec.2003 and is the kindest most caring Dr. ever. Then in Feb.2005 he delivered my twin grandchildrenmy daughter being at high risk I knew he was the o...(Read More)
| ||Scott Alan NAEGELE MD.|
Suggestion by Monica Spriggs :
"I can't say enough about Dr. Naegele. He is kind compassion gentle and never makes you feel uncomfortable or like a burden as a former GYN of mine did. He has performed several female surgeries on...(Read More)
| ||Stephen H BUSH MD.|
Suggestion by Denise :
"I am a patient of Dr. Bush and I am very impressed with him. I have severe adhesions from previous C-sections (that weren't proformed by him) and they have caused many problems for me. Dr. Bush did a...(Read More)
| ||Kiran Ranchhodbhai PATEL MD.|
Suggestion by PENNY :
"Dr Patel Really listens to you and cares. He knew what needed to be done and took such great care of me! He wont do surgery unless he really feels that is the last step! Dr Patel has a very good bed s...(Read More)
| ||Robert Todd DEPOND MD.|
Suggestion by blondie1949 :
"His care before his surgical ability with LAVH and the after care could not have been better anywhere with any physician. He alway took time to listen to me and was available to me after surgery for...(Read More)
| ||Gina Rae BUSCH MD.|
Suggestion by Ruth K :
"Was referred to Dr. Busch and her husband Dr. Tilley by a friend. After my own gyn of 35 years refused to order a transvaginal ultrasound I contacted my primary care doctor for referral. Dr. Busch w...(Read More)
| ||Linda SKINNER MD.|
Suggestion by Alice Z :
"Just had my first appointment with her. Very straight forward open and to the point. Open to any questions and Yes She is aware of this site and loves it too....(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth Hynes SMITH MD.|
Old Fields, WV
Suggestion by Stephanie Bull :
"I would love for all women to have the opportunity to have a doctor like Dr. Smith. She's caring knowledgeable but most of all patient. She makes you feel special. I feel so safe in her care. She ha...(Read More)
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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