How can you be sure your dr is good? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

How can you be sure your dr is good? How can you be sure your dr is good?

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 09-20-2011, 09:54 AM
How can you be sure your dr is good?

I'm considering getting a hysterectomy for fibroids. My doctor said she uses the Da Vinci. I tried looking up up her name on the link for gynecologist that use Da Vinci in my area, but didn't see her name. She did a hysterectomy on my mom about 7 years ago for a falling uterus, she took out her uterus and one ovary, but couldn't find the other ovary, so she left it in. Is that normal and ok? I just worry that to have something like this done, I want somebody that is awesome and really knows their stuff.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 09-20-2011, 10:37 AM
Re: How can you be sure your dr is good?

Is there any way you can talk to some of her previous patients? I know that'd be a huge HIPAA violation, but I don't know what else to suggest right now. I was given my GYN's name by a couple of co-workers who had seen him, and asking around was also able to talk to a couple of other people who had seen him for the same procedure I had. Maybe you could ask another doctor who works with her, or ask the doctor herself if she has any kind of documentation about her 'track record' so to speak?

Best wishes!
  #3  
Unread 09-20-2011, 01:20 PM
Re: How can you be sure your dr is good?

I understand your concerns. I didn't feel completely comfortable with the gyn who diagnosed my fibroid, so I started asking friends and co-workers for referrals to other droctors. I interviewed three before I chose my surgeon, based on "rave reviews" from several people I knew and also the fact that he made me feel comfortable and inspired confidence when I met with him.

There are a number of physicial review websites out there. Maybe look on a few of those to see if anyone has reviewed your doctor and also to see what other gynecologic surgeons in your area are getting good reviews.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 09-20-2011, 04:47 PM
Re: How can you be sure your dr is good?

If you know someone who works in the medical field, you can ask them who they would recommend if they had to have a hysterectomy. My daughter who is a nurse asked around and the same name kept popping up. It was my doctor's name. So even though we didn't see eye to eye on a few things (he wanted to rip out my ovaries), he did a fantastic job and I had an excellent recovery.
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
6 Replies, Last Reply 01-17-2010, Started By Yumi
13 Replies, Last Reply 04-19-2001, Started By k rohrer
45 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
10 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
3 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
10 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

December 5,2020

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement