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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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Charleston, WV - Find More Doctors
Kirsten Sasaki, M.D.
120 Osler Drive, Suite 100
The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute
Naperville IL 60540
630-428-2229
Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Bldg A
Columbus OH 43214
(614) 583-5552
Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
Suite 205
North Chelmsford MA 01863
978-459-8300
Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
(312)654-1166
Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Suite 435
Leesburg VA 20176
703.858.5599
Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Ste 205
Anchorage AK 99508
9072724443
James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Suite 109
Binghamton NY 13905
607-770-7074
Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
4073034190
Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
214-645-4673

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Charleston, WV - Find Hospitals in other Locations
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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Stephen H BUSH MD.
Charleston, WV
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)"


 Osterman COTES MD.
Charleston, WV
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)"


 Kiran Ranchhodbhai PATEL MD.
Charleston, WV
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.
Charleston, WV
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.
Charleston, WV
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)"


 Scott Alan NAEGELE MD.
Charleston, WV
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)"


 Mitchell Eric NUTT MD.
Huntington, WV
Suggestion by STACI : "DR. NUTT ALWAYS TAKES HIS TIME WITH ME AND ANSWERS ALL QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE. HE TRIES CONSERVATIVE APPROACHES FIRST THEN IF THAT DOSEN'T SUCCEED HE EXPLAINS WHAT SURGICAL OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. HE...(Read More)"


 Leigh Anne PAPADIMITRIOU MD.
Wheeling, WV
Suggestion by P.Redd : "She was very courteous and compassionate and very upfront and thorough. She read the consent form word for word with me and answered any questions honestly. I was extremely pleased with her as my do...(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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