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Hysterectomy Resources for Hickory, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Hickory, 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 Hickory, 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 Hickory, NC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Catawba Valley Medical Center
810 Fairgrove Church Rd SE
Hickory NC 28602
|Frye Regional Medical Center
420 N Center St
Hickory NC 28601
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
| ||Vickie West LOVIN MD.|
Suggestion by Kim :
"I had a hysterectomy 6 years ago by Dr. Lovin. She was wonderful. I had never had any kind of surgery prior and she made me very comfortable. Prior to going into the operating room she came to me a...(Read More)
| ||Robert Douglas BOYD MD.|
Suggestion by Mollie J :
"I recommend Dr. Robert Boyd MD because I've been a patient of his for almost 19 years..he has carried me thru the birth of my last son born in 1990..annual care and check-ups..a total hysterectomy..l...(Read More)
| ||Frances Alice BISHOPRIC MD.|
Suggestion by Kimberly B. :
"I began seeing Dr. Bishopric in January 2008 when I found out I had a cyst on my left ovary and a uterine fibroid. The fibroid has made my life miserable and with Dr. Bishopric's understanding and tr...(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)
| ||Marianne PESTOFT MD.|
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)
| ||Walter Howard HALL MD.|
Suggestion by carebear1141981 :
"I recieved a TLH on April 252008 from this dr. and over all I am very pleased that I chose him to perform this surgeryeverything is going fine....(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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