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Hysterectomy Resources for Macon, GA
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Macon, 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 Macon, GA - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Coliseum Medical Center
350 Hospital Dr
Macon GA 31217
|Medical Center of Central Georgia
777 Hemlock St
Macon GA 31201
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
| ||John Thomas SLOCUMB MD.|
Suggestion by Patricia S :
"He is there greatest doctor. He explained everything that he was going to do before I had surgery and answered every question I had. On the day of surgery he cared about what I was going through. He...(Read More)
|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)
| ||Robert ALBEE MD.|
Suggestion by angela means :
"Doctor Albee specializes in endometriosis. He is one of two doctors in the United States (the other is Dr. Redwine in Oregon) who treat the disease in it's entirety. Endometriosis is a very difficult...(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)
| ||Robert Brian RAYBON MD.|
Suggestion by Carol :
"Dr. Raybon is very thorough and experienced and really listens to his patients and takes the time to talk to them about any concerns they might have....(Read More)
| ||James MOULTON MD.|
Suggestion by shari heinz :
"He is great. He will listen and allow you the time to talk about the issues. Just a note always ask what doctor you are scheduled with. He now has one new doctor in the office with him. The offic...(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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