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Hysterectomy Resources for Greenville, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Greenville, 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 Greenville, NC - Find More Doctors
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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Hospitals in or near Greenville, NC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Pitt County Memorial Hospital
2100 Stantonsburg Rd
Greenville NC 27834
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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
| ||Beverly Moore HARRIS MD.|
Suggestion by Kari :
"She delivered my 2nd child 10 yrs. ago and I've had previous medical problems and she has been with me through all of this. She's very personable and remembers me everytime. She also performed a h...(Read More)
| ||Samuel Smith LENTZ MD.|
Suggestion by Shirley Eriksson :
"Dr. Lentz is an onoclogy gynecologist at Wake Forest's Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem NC. He is overseeing my chemo. treatments for endometrian cancer. My treatments are being gi...(Read More)
| ||Thomas Gerard KRAEMER MD.|
Suggestion by Julie G :
"After suffering many years(15) with PMDD I found a doctor that I felt really listened to me. I never felt rushed during visits. I felt open enough to share the not so great details of this disorder w...(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)
| ||Robert Elton LITTLETON MD.|
Suggestion by K Brown :
"He waited patiently for years for my decision to have a Hysterectomy due to growing fibroids. I even got a second opinion came back to him the next year to have the surgery. Very good easy to talk...(Read More)
| ||Tammi Lenee STEPHENS MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara :
"I had problems with uterine fybroids for ten years and finally elected to have a hysterectomy. While other doctors had pushed for surgery Dr. Stephens gave me time and information to allow me to make...(Read More)
| ||Gary A HAAKENSON MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa :
"I recommend Dr. Haakenson to any woman looking for a Gyno in the RaleighNC area. He is amazingly talented in all levels of his specialty and I have witnessed this not only as a patient but as a form...(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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