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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
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Charles B EVANS MD.|
Winston Salem, NC
Suggestion by Kim :
"Dr. Evans is a very goood gyn doctor. He is very easy to talk to and makes you feel very comfortable. He always has you come into his office after your visit and he gives you as much time as you nee...(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)
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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