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Hysterectomy Resources for Jacksonville, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, NC - Find More Doctors
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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|Onslow Memorial Hospital
317 Western Blvd
Jacksonville NC 28541
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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
| ||Paul F WILLIAMS MD.|
Suggestion by Marcia Potter :
"I've seen Dr. Paul Williams for all my OB-Gyn care since 1985 when he cared for me during my difficult pregnancy and delivery/C-Section. Since then he has helped me through my annual Paps and when...(Read More)
| ||Pedro ROCA MD.|
Suggestion by D :
"I'm searching answers to a 4 year problem with chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Roca is working at Hershey medical in Hershey Pa I appreciate the time he took how carefully he listened a thorough exa...(Read More)
| ||Takey CRIST MD.|
Suggestion by Angela Eichhorn :
"I have known Dr. Crist since I was 18 years old. He is caring thorough and very frank in his discussions with his patients. I like that he will "tell me like it is" but also is very compassionate a...(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)
| ||Karen HORNE MD.|
Suggestion by Tracey G :
"Dr Horne is very patient oriented. She is thorough as she always wants to make sure that she is making the right decision when it comes to her patient's care. She always smiles and she always has time...(Read More)
| ||David MCALLISTER MD.|
Suggestion by Luette K :
"Dr. McAllister has performed 3 surgeries on me since I've been his patient (starting around 1999): 2 D&Es and my total vaginal hysterectomy. He is regarded very highly by hospital and outpatient staff...(Read More)
| ||Thor Owen SVENDSEN MD.|
Suggestion by Patricia S :
"I dont even know where to begin to tell what a WONDERFUL doctor I found in Dr.Svendsen. He genuinely cares for his patients and always takes time to talk to you and find out how you are. I always feel...(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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