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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Matthews, 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 Matthews, NC - Find More Doctors
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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|Presbyterian Hospital Matthews
1500 Matthews Township Pkwy
Matthews NC 28105
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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
| ||Michael Roy LAND MD.|
Suggestion by Katrina :
"I am 4 weeks post-op for TAH (kept ovaries) 7" vertical incision with approx. 9+ lbs of fibroids and uterus removed. Dr. Land was great! Very patient with my many questions and apprehensions. Expl...(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)
| ||James Franklin BLACK MD.|
Suggestion by grubb79 :
"I would recommend Dr. Black to any woman. I went to him suffering from periods that were lasting as long as three months at a time. Last Dr. put it off that I was fat. That was it no relief from m...(Read More)
| ||Vance Newton PIRKLE MD.|
Suggestion by Valerie B :
"Dr. Vance Pirkle performed a hysterectomy with revmoval of both ovaries in October of 2009. He is by far the best doctor I know and has a wonderful bedside manner....(Read More)
| ||Michael Avery KEPLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Kristine C :
"I have seen him since 2004. He always takes time to listen and explain every detail. He makes you feel relaxed. He includes you into the decision with your health. When a decision is made he works qui...(Read More)
| ||Sarah MORRIS MD.|
Suggestion by Missy H :
"Dr. Morris is an OB/GYN. She was recommended to me by a good friend who knew I was unhappy with my previous doctor. Dr. Morris is one of those rare physicians who takes the time to talk with you li...(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)
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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