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Hysterectomy Resources for Chapel Hill, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Chapel Hill, 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.
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Doctors in or near Chapel Hill, NC - Find More Doctors
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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|University of North Carolina Hospitals
101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill NC 27514
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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
| ||John Fletcher BOGGESS MD.|
Chapel Hill, NC
Suggestion by Annette Libby :
"This happens to be my Oncologist who also performed my surgery ( Hysterectomyroboticly done w. DaVinci Robot).I continue to see him for my 3 month check-ups and am very satisfied with him! Annette Li...(Read More)
| ||Elizabeth MOTYKA MD.|
Chapel Hill, NC
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"Dr. Motyka is the most compassionate gifted skilled surgeon I know. Eight years ago I spent two years looking for a Gyn I would let come near me with a scalpal! It took two years to find Dr. Motyka...(Read More)
| ||Mary WECHTER MD.|
Chapel Hill, NC
Suggestion by Jeannie :
"She is an amazing doctor! She is caring and has a wonderful bed side manner she did a GREAT job on my high risk surgery and has called me herself to check on me! I would highly recommend her to anyon...(Read More)
| ||John Francis STEEGE MD.|
Chapel Hill, NC
Suggestion by Sherri :
"John Steege MD. Professor & Division Director Division of Advanced Laparoscopy & Pelvic Pain at UNC He is an expert in laparoscopy surgery. He can help most anyone avoid an abdominal hysterectom...(Read More)
|Stacey Allen WOOD MD.|
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)
| ||Peter MCILVEEN MD.|
Suggestion by Elizabeth :
"I am so grateful that Dr. McIlveen practices in our community. I was scheduled to have surgery with a different doctor in our community a few years ago but I really did not want to undergo an operat...(Read More)
| ||Rochelle Monique BRANDON MD.|
Suggestion by Paula L :
"Dr. Rochelle Brandon is one of the most hard working and empatheic Doctors that I have been treted by. I have been suffering most of my life from hyperplasia and fibroid tumorsand it took her to diag...(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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