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Hysterectomy Resources for Gastonia, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Gastonia, 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 Gastonia, NC - Find More Doctors
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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|Gaston Memorial Hospital
2525 Court Dr
Gastonia NC 28054
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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
| ||Vicki Weiss LIGHT MD.|
Suggestion by luvrascal :
"This doctor is very easy to talk to and understand. Has great experience and came very highly recommended to me. She is very personable and trustworthy and makes me feel very comfortable. She explains...(Read More)
| ||Charles Arthur PEACH MD.|
Suggestion by HEATHER E :
"DR. PEACH IS AN AWESOME DOCTOR! HE IS SO CARING AND COMPASSIONATE. I WAS DIAGNOSED AT 14 AS HAVING ENDOMETRIOSIS AND HE WAS THERE FOR ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. HE ALWAYS LISTENED TO ME WHEN I GOT A...(Read More)
| ||Ward ADCOCK MD.|
Suggestion by Jennifer :
"He is the most caring and wonderful person and doctor that I have EVER met. I would see him for everything if I could....(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)
| ||William MCLEOD MD.|
Suggestion by Tracey F :
"I highly recommend Dr. William McLeod. He has been my gynecologist for over 15 years and has shown compassion understanding kindness and is a very dedicated physician that truly is concerned about h...(Read More)
| ||Stewart CARR MD.|
Suggestion by Wendy :
"Dr. Carr has been my live saver. He is my ANGEL! I have been to many physicians through out my journey and seen a few that I would never recommend. Dr. Carr is caring professional listens and co...(Read More)
| ||Reagan SAIG MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa K :
"Reagan is a 4th Year Resident at the Womens Hospital at Chapel Hill NC and will be in a private practice in August of 2009. She is VERY friendly extremely energetic has a lot of passion for helpin...(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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