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Hysterectomy Resources for Albany, GA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Albany, GA, 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.
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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.
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|Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
417 3rd Ave
Albany GA 31701
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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:
da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy
Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy
|Joseph Louis TATE MD.|
Suggestion by Queen S :
"I have worked in the same hospital that Dr. Tate practice's in for the last 3 years as a labor and delivery nurse. He is patient and always present. He believes a women's body already knows how to...(Read More)
|Hugo RIBOT MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda :
"He is so great!! As well as Dr. Kang!! The whole office makes you feel so welcome!!!...(Read More)
|Thomas LYONS MD.|
Suggestion by Margo :
"Wonderful caring doctor who has a sense of humor along with the technical skills to develop and perform state of the art surgery. Six years ago I had the outpatient laparoscopic hysterectomy he d...(Read More)
| ||Alısa-Jones-Baıley BAILEY MD.|
Suggestion by TRINA MCDONALD :
"There's not many good african american doctors around who understand the body of a woman with fibroids etc. Like she does. She has more than african american women as her patients. But she really took...(Read More)
| ||Richard L. HEATON MD.|
Suggestion by charisma01 :
"I am suggestioning this doctor because for me he was a life saver. Prior to fidning him i was under a OBGYN since '1999 who basically did a blotch surgery on me and wasn't a very experienced doctor i...(Read More)
| ||Thomas Earle SHOLES MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle N :
"I had a TAH Hysterectomy on May 6th 2008. Dr.Sholes has been my doctor for 2 years. Very nice doctor. Very compassionate. Listens well. Didnt pressure me into anything. Understood my needs and address...(Read More)
| ||Bolan Prince WOODWARD MD.|
Suggestion by iceydweller :
"After 12+ years of no diagnosis or an offering of help for my symptoms Dr. Woodward spent all the time I needed talking and conferring with me. He was able to address my problems and offer several op...(Read More)
| ||Edouard Jean SERVY MD.|
Suggestion by Mary Melancon :
"Dr. Servy is an endocrinologist and fertility specialist. He performed a total hysterectomy on me in April 2006. I had no problems and my follow up with him was excellent....(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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