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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
| ||Jeffrey F RICHARDSON MD.|
Suggestion by Christy :
"Dr. Richardson delivered my son and provided all of my prenatal care. He's been practicing many years and is also very sensitive to a mom's needs....(Read More)
| ||Michael RANDELL MD.|
Suggestion by Sheri J :
"Dr. Michael Randell is simply the best obgyn I have seen in Atlanta. He takes time with his patients. He always answers my questions and cares a lot about me. He did a new type of hysterectomy on m...(Read More)
| ||Rita SHARMA MD.|
Suggestion by Muriel B :
"Dr. Rita Sharma is a doctor I would and I have recommeded to others because of her demonstrated expertise in her field her concern for her patient's comfort and welfare (both in her office and in th...(Read More)
| ||Bonnie Lesley ZELL MD.|
Suggestion by Jan :
"Dr. Zell performed surgery on me and all went very well. She was very attentive concerned gentle and knowledgeable. She kept me well informed throughout the process and post op. Highly recommend....(Read More)
| ||Arthur GUMER MD.|
Suggestion by Robin :
"Dr. Gumer was the first Dr. to take me seriously when I complained of significant pelvic pain. He told me he believed me and would do everything possible to get to the bottom of it. After trying a f...(Read More)
| ||Eugene August HILL MD.|
Suggestion by Margie P :
"I had gone to Dr. Hill after having years and years of issues. He listened to me and was very helpful. We decided on a TAH and he performed that on 4/15/2011. Dr. Hill has a great bedside manner and r...(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)
| ||Sabrina HARRISON MD.|
Suggestion by Robin :
"I had only lived in Georgia for a short time and was very nervous about finding a GYN specialist. I was suffering with huge fibroids and heavy bleeding. A local nurse told me about Dr. Harrison. She...(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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