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Woman to Woman OB/GYN

OB-GYNs located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY

Hysterectomy Specialist

Dr. Suzanne M. Greenidge is an OB/GYN serving the Westchester, Yonkers, New York area. Her clinic is called Woman to Woman because she values the care and service that a female doctor brings to female patients. She offers complete care for women including hysterectomies.

Hysterectomy Q & A

Woman to Woman OB/GYN

What is a hysterectomy?

When the uterus is removed surgically, either in full or in part, it is known as a hysterectomy. Hysterectomies are fairly common procedures, with approximately 600,000 women having the procedure each year. Hysterectomies are employed for several conditions and purposes which can include care for:

  • Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain
  • Uterine fibroids with pain and bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse this occurs when the uterus slides from its correct position into the vaginal canal
  • Adenomyosis or the thickening of the uterus
  • Abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer

Unless a hysterectomy is used to treat localized cancer, this procedure is typically only used when other treatments have failed to be successful.

What surgical options are available for a hysterectomy?

There are 5 main types of surgeries used to remove the uterus. Those include a vaginal hysterectomy, which removes the uterus through that vagina. A laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy which uses three to four small incision to remove the uterus. A laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy uses small abdominal incisions and a single vaginal incision. The fourth type of surgery is a robotic-assisted hysterectomy and it uses small abdominal incisions to remove the uterus. Laparoscopic surgeries are often preferred because of the reduced recovery time and risk of scarring. Nonetheless, the most common type of hysterectomy is an abdominal hysterectomy which is like having a C-section.

What should I expect after a hysterectomy?

Following the procedure, if the ovaries were extracted as well, the woman will begin menopause. If the ovaries were left in place it is possible to begin menopause earlier than expected. For 6 weeks following the surgery, women should typically avoid lifting heavy objects and sexual intercourse. The procedure can effectively eliminate several problems and allow the woman to continue with her daily activities without dealing with unwanted symptoms.

Insurance

Woman to Woman OB/GYN P.C. are participants in many preferred organizations (PPO’s) and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO’s) insurance plans. Please feel free to call our office if your insurance company is not listed here.

Aetna
Beech Street
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GHI
Health Net
HIP
MagnaCare
Multiplan, Inc.
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
POMCO
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • facebook

    "The best OB/GYN doctor in the world!!! Love Dr. G who delivered my precious bundle almost 15 years ago."

    Lisa R.
  • RateMDs

    "Some things are definitely worth waiting for and Dr Greenidge is one!"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "I was a frightened and fearful patient but her calm and relaxing demeanor allows me to feel that I was in good hands. "

    Z.A.
  • Vitals

    "She took me through every step before my operation and after. She has been a Godsend."

    Verified Patient
Location
Woman to Woman OB/GYN
1020 North Broadway
Westchester

Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: 914-202-0337
Fax: 914-375-7329
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914-202-0337