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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Ashland, KY, 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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|King's Daughters' Medical Center
2201 Lexington Ave
Ashland KY 41101
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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
| ||Kelsey Gerard JAMES MD.|
Suggestion by Violetprincess :
"Dr. James is an excellent physician who takes his time with each patient. He is caring and I never dread going to see him like I have with other OB/GYN's in the past. He is careful to explain everythi...(Read More)
|Susan MUELLER MD.|
Suggestion by ROSE :
"SUSAN IS A EXCELLENT DR.! SHES ALSO A EXCELLENT SURGEON! I LOVE HERSHE DID MY HYSTERECTOMY NOW SHES DELIVERING MY FIRST GRANDBABYSHES SO ATTENTIVE ITS UNREALIF YOU MEET HER YOU WILL INSTANTLY LIKE...(Read More)
|Thomas GREEN MD.|
Suggestion by Pam Jackson :
"Dr. Green is very caring and considerate. He was very patient with me and carefully explained all the details of the procedure prior to surgery. Murray Women's Clinic has a wonderful reputation and...(Read More)
| ||Frederick M ZACHMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Stephanie :
"I have been fortunate in my treatment. While Dr Zachman was unable to help me he was frustrated by this and tried so very hard. He forged on trying different avenues sending me to other specialists...(Read More)
| ||Ronald NEWTON MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa :
"Dr. Newton delivered all my children and grandchildren...and I think he is a great doctor...(Read More)
| ||Kelly L DIRIG MD.|
Suggestion by Wishytrishy :
"I switched to this doc after 18 years w/ the same gyno. Dr. Dirig is wonderful it's like talking to a friend. She is so kind knowing and understanding. Anyone in the Glasgow/Bowling Green area of...(Read More)
| ||Richard Morton LEVIN MD.|
Suggestion by Bevin :
"Dr. Levin performed my Tubal Ligation Reversal surgery on September 7th 2006 and after a recovery period of 6 weeks and with having only one tube I became pregnant right away and on June 26th 2007 g...(Read More)
| ||Pamela Mcquillen HILL MD.|
Suggestion by Jaime :
"Dr. Hill is a part of Total Woman here in Louisville. They offer mammograms in their office you don't have to go somewhere else. Here are a few of the other things they offer in office: dexa scan br...(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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