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Hysterectomy Resources for Asheville, NC

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Asheville, NC, 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.


Find a GYN Surgeon

Doctors in or near Asheville, NC - Find More Doctors
Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
828-670-5665

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Mission Hospital
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville NC 28801

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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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Stacy Dyer TRAVIS MD.
Asheville, NC
Suggestion by S : "Dr Travis is patient kind and very thorough. The entire office is wonderful and always very helpful....(Read More)"


 David COBB MD.
Asheville, NC
Suggestion by Sarita E : "I saw Dr. Cobb for my delivery/hysterectomy. No one could give better care than this man. He truly loves what he does and is very skilled. He literally saved my life and the life of my child during...(Read More)"


 Marianne PESTOFT MD.
Asheville, NC
Suggestion by km1174 : "Dr. Pestoft is the most compassionate and caring doctor I have ever had the priveledge of knowing. She recently delivered my 3rd child and is going to doing a TVH soon. Facing the TVH at my age (32)...(Read More)"


 Vance Newton PIRKLE MD.
Asheville, NC
Suggestion by Valerie B : "Dr. Vance Pirkle performed a hysterectomy with revmoval of both ovaries in October of 2009. He is by far the best doctor I know and has a wonderful bedside manner....(Read More)"


http://www.suggestadoctor.com/images/member/118478-t1.jpg PhotoStacey Allen WOOD MD.
Charlotte, NC
Suggestion by OBnurse224 : "I worked with this doctor as a RN on several different women's units in a hospital and found him to be competent caring nice to his patients and NICE to the nurses. It was this that I based picking...(Read More)"


http://www.suggestadoctor.com/images/member/2545-t1.jpg PhotoMark HEINER MD.
Elkin, NC
Suggestion by Stephanie Brewer : "Dr. Heiner is AWESOME!...(Read More)"


 Yates Alton LENNON MD.
Asheboro, NC
Suggestion by Angie A : "Dr. Lennon is the best around. He delivered our daughter and he also preformed my hysterectomy. He is a Christian doctor who has also prayed with me. He is very professional and answers all questions....(Read More)"


 Jullian BRANTLEY MD.
Rocky Mount, NC
Suggestion by Ashley : "This doctor no longer practices obstetrics so he devotes all of his time to Gyn. He is the only doctor in 15 years who took my pain seriously and took the next step to finding the source. He has aweso...(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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