"I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Chase. She is warm, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. She has taken time to explain things in detail to me, even going so far as to draw me a picture of my medical condition. She always answers every one of my questions, even ones that aren't directly related to my condition. My ob gyn referred me to her, saying she wanted to refer me to the best. And in my opinion, she did."
"My wife was seen by Dr. Tetreault at Valley Women for Women's Queen Creek office as part of her follow-up to giving birth (C-section) to twins. She was supposed to be seen at 6 weeks Post-delivery but she ended up rescheduling to 9 weeks. While in the exam room waiting for Dr. Tetreault my wife could hear her in the hall very loudly and rudely asking the nurse "Why is she even here, does she even need to be here." When she walked into the exam room the first words out of her mouth were "umm, I'm just a little confused, why are you even here." When my wife explained that she had to reschedule her 6 week appointment Dr. Tetreault very pointedly stated that 9 weeks is too far past to be considered post-partum care (which wasn't explained when my wife rescheduled) and that this visit couldn't be billed as post partum care. So the exam continued, my wife had concerns about her incision which Dr. Tetreault quickly dismissed with a well you'll have to go see a general surgeon for that, no other information other than that, no referral given to a general surgeon. My wife also is suffering from post partum anxiety and when she asked Dr. Tetreault about that she said "I'm not comfortable prescribing anything for that but if you tell me you have depression I can give you something for that." Again no referral to a therapist or to someone who could actual help with the anxiety. She had no sympathy or concern for what my wife was dealing with. Overall she was extremely rude and seemed annoyed that my wife was even there. Hands down the worst experience my wife has ever had with a doctor. "
"Dr. Davis-Best is wonderful. She may talk quickly but that's just how she is - she is not impatient or dismissive. If you ask her to slow down or clarify, she will. I felt like she was the first doctor to take my concerns seriously and talked to me about options that I did not know existed. She took thorough notes, and I think that's a sign that she really cares."
A hysterectomy is an extremely common surgery performed to remove the uterus. Sometimes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or cervix will be removed as well. A woman who has had a hysterectomy will no longer have periods and cannot get pregnant.
There are a variety of reasons that women have hysterectomies, including:
Heavy bleeding or pain, such as that due to fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis
Prolapsed uterus, where the pelvic muscles can no longer completely hold the uterus in place
It is important to note that having any of these conditions does not necessarily mean that a hysterectomy is necessary. There are other available treatment options in most cases.
Although the uterus is responsible for a period, it is the ovaries that control the hormonal changes that women go through every month. So if a woman has a hysterectomy but keeps her ovaries, she might still experience hormonal swings every month even if she no longer has a period. Alternately, if a younger woman has a hysterectomy where her ovaries as removed, she will essentially be in immediate menopause.
A hysterectomy can be performed traditionally through one large cut in the abdomen, laparoscopically using tiny incisions and small tools, or through the vagina. Full recovery may take four to six weeks. After a hysterectomy, you might experience sexual changes such as vaginal dryness or a change in libido. It is common to experience strong emotions after a hysterectomy, including both grief and relief. If your ovaries were removed, you may be at higher risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Taking hormonal birth control might reduce this risk.