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Patient insisted that she did not want to be “cut open”..
At the time of her post operative appointment, seven business days from the time of her laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (lsh) performed by Dr. Anthony Quartell at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, our patient Priscilla indicated that she was delighted by how well the entire surgical experience went. As happy as she was with Dr. Quartell’s “bedside manners” and surgical expertise, Priscilla added that she was very happy with our entire staff, most specifically with Marion (RN) and Helga (Benefits Coordinator) for all of the help they gave her.
Priscilla explained that over a three year period, her own gynecologist encouraged her to have a traditional hysterectomy to eliminate her chronic bleeding and pelvic/ lower back pain caused by an enlarged fibroid uterus, however; she insisted on holding out because she did not want to be cut open after having three previous cesarean sections. She also explained that she could not afford to take the required amount of time off from her job that comes with the traditional open hysterectomy. Therefore, her gynecologist ordered an ultrasound every six months to watch the growth of her uterine fibroid followed by a failed uteriro artery embolization.
However, once the embolization failed, her gynecologist referred her to Dr. Anthony Quartell for a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Priscilla indicated that although she wanted the surgery to be performed by laparoscope, Dr. Quartell did warn her that there would be a chance it could not be done laparoscopically depending on what he would find at the time of surgery. Subsequently, Priscilla relayed that she was delighted to find out when she woke after the surgery that Dr. Quartell was able to perform the laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy without any complications. Priscilla was elated to discover that her cervix, tubes and ovaries all remained in tact, she was released from the hospital in less than 24 hours and was out and about almost immediately.
As a young, vivacious and energetic single mom of three who works full time, Priscilla was grateful to Dr. Quartell and her own gynecologist for taking her needs into consideration and providing her with the best outcome possible.
Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Livingston, N.J., Short Hills, N.J., Maplewood, N.J., West Orange, N.J, E. Hanover, N.J., West Caldwell, N.J. and surrounding areas.
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