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Hysterectomy Resources for Huntersville, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Huntersville, 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 Huntersville, 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 Huntersville, NC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville
10030 Gilead Road
Huntersville NC 28078
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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
|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)
| ||Catherine Hobbs DINGMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Desiree :
"Dr. Dingman has been my Gyn doctor for over 15 years. She is thoughtful takes time every visit and you feel as though you're talking to your closest girlfriend. She diagnosed my cervical cancer and...(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)
| ||George C ANDRINOPOULOS MD.|
Suggestion by tracey j :
"Dr. A delivered my daughter. His nurses and staff are all wonderful. I feel important and not just like a number to him. he is very professional and he really cares about his patients.he performed...(Read More)
| ||Andrew Jon LEWIS MD.|
Winston Salem, NC
Suggestion by Charlene L :
"I would recommend this doctor because he has great bed side manners. He treats you with respects and you can tell he cares about his patients. Your not just a number in his practice. You feel like som...(Read More)
| ||James Joseph HARDY MD.|
Suggestion by Lillian N :
"Dr. Hardy is very personable and takes time with his patients. Will answer any questions you have and explains them in terms a child could understand. He is absolutely WONDERFUL!!...(Read More)
| ||Andrea Christine FOILES MD.|
Suggestion by Kristin Faircloth :
"Dr. Foiles is such a great doctor. She LISTENS and takes time for each patient. She tries all options for her patients and sugery is a last resort. She is honest sincere smart and explains thing...(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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