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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Valdosta, 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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|South Georgia Medical Center
2501 N Patterson St
Valdosta GA 31602
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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
| ||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)
|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)
| ||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)
| ||Steven Lloyd SALTZMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Sharon :
"He has been my Dr. for 15 years. He is the most caring and compassionate Dr. that I've ever had. I wish he could treat me for everything. We have a great relationship and I know that if I have any que...(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)
| ||Mary C PITCHER MD.|
Suggestion by Jill West :
"Dr. Pitcher has been my OB/GYN for over 12 years. She is the BEST doctor. She has provided me with yearly check up as well as delivering both of my babies. She was also a wonderful support during a...(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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