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Hysterectomy Resources for Durham, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Durham, 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 Durham, NC - Find More Doctors
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Durham, NC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Duke University Medical Center
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham NC 27710
|VA Medical Center - Durham
508 Fulton St
Durham NC 27705
|Durham Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro Rd
Durham NC 27704
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 Tunnicliff SOPER MD.|
Suggestion by Desiree :
"Dr. Soper performed my hysterectomy after my diagosis of cervical cancer. Dr. Soper has wonderful dry sense of humor and was able to make me laugh at every visit and still does! He is gentle truth...(Read More)
| ||Marcie POWELL MD.|
Suggestion by Julie :
"Dr. Powell is a very friendly and professional doctor. I was having stomach problems and had been seen by 2 previous doctors who in no way helped me except to lower my bank account. When I met with Dr...(Read More)
| ||Paul Stephen ANDREWS MD.|
Suggestion by gretchen a :
"Dr. Andrews is a wonderful gifted healer. Very patient with his patients explains everything and I have complete confidence in him. I recommend him without reservation....(Read More)
| ||Ira Q SMITH MD.|
Suggestion by SBurgess :
"Dr. Smith was very helpful when I had to have a hysterectomy. Not only did he explain all of my options but he answered any questions that I had. On the morning of my surgery he was at my bedside...(Read More)
| ||Stacey Maurice HEATH MD.|
Suggestion by RGilmore :
"Dr. Heath is an amazing doctor! In my ninth month of pregnancy he was the doctor who noticed that my little boy might be breached and the extra time and consideration he took resulted in a healthy p...(Read More)
| ||Stanley John FILIP MD.|
Suggestion by Kimberly D. Taylor :
"Dr. Filip has an execellent bedside manner and he makes you feel like you are his only patient. He is very patient and above all he AND his office staff are kind and caring. When I had my sugery Dr....(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)
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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