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Hysterectomy Resources for Atlanta, GA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Atlanta, 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.
Read more about hysterectomy.
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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Hospitals in or near Atlanta, GA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30342
1000 Johnson Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30342
|Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta GA 30322
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta GA 30309
|Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta GA 30308
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Articles
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
| ||Kevin Woodruff WINDOM MD.|
Suggestion by Kerry :
"I would suggest Dr. Windom to anyone who needs gyn servies. I was real at ease with him. He explained the procedures to me so that I would understand what was going on. He did looked out for my best...(Read More)
| ||Ceana H NEZHAT MD.|
Suggestion by Carol Hathaway :
"After dealing with endometriosis and several treatment options my gyn recommended a hysterectomy. He told me that an incision would be necessary due to the endo. Fortunately Dr. Nezhat utililize...(Read More)
| ||J. Kel HARPER MD.|
Suggestion by Renee Godley :
"I first met Dr. Harper 19 years ago when he joined the OB/GYN practice that I was using. I still use the group but my particular doctor no longer does surgery so he recommended Dr. Harper. I was wo...(Read More)
| ||Ken SINERVO MD.|
Suggestion by nicole :
"This physician is warm heart professional individual and I highly recommend him to any one suffering from endometriosis or need a hysterectomy. He listens to his clients as individuals and provides f...(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)
| ||Bret Cameron LEWIS MD.|
Suggestion by Gabi :
"Dr. Lewis delivered my baby girl. I cannot express how amazing he was. This was my first child and I went into labor 4 weeks early. As nervous as I was Dr. Lewis made me feel comfortable and I am tru...(Read More)
| ||Michael Craig SCOTT MD.|
Suggestion by BobbySue :
"If it were not for Dr. Mike I would not be here to day. I’ve been his patient for 11 years; he’s seen me through several bouts with fibroids. His manner is casual and easy going. Friendly to a fau...(Read More)
| ||Dale Mitchell BEARMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa Granholm :
"Dr. Bearman was the first doctor who recognized that I had a problem and diagnosed it. After visiting several gynecologists over several years I finally found a great doctor who listened to me and m...(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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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