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Hysterectomy Resources for Raleigh, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Raleigh, 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 Raleigh, 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 Raleigh, NC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Duke Univ Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh NC 27609
4420 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh NC 27607
3000 New Bern Ave
Raleigh NC 27610
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
| ||Randall Watts WILLIAMS MD.|
Suggestion by Mary C :
"Dr. Williams is a very caring skillfull and knowledgeable OBGYN. Although I have only known him a few weeks his friendly manner makes me feel like I've known him a few years. He is always cheerf...(Read More)
| ||Gary A HAAKENSON MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa :
"I recommend Dr. Haakenson to any woman looking for a Gyno in the RaleighNC area. He is amazingly talented in all levels of his specialty and I have witnessed this not only as a patient but as a form...(Read More)
| ||Stewart CARR MD.|
Suggestion by Wendy :
"Dr. Carr has been my live saver. He is my ANGEL! I have been to many physicians through out my journey and seen a few that I would never recommend. Dr. Carr is caring professional listens and co...(Read More)
| ||Pouru BHIWANDI MD.|
Suggestion by Rhonda :
"Dr. Bhiwandi has mastered the art of establishing an excellent beside manner coupled with a knowledgable and "tell it like it is" demeanor. I was referred to her and immediately felt a level of tru...(Read More)
| ||Myra Lynn TEASLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Lea :
"I have never in my 50 years run across a doctor with as much compassion and sense of detail as Dr Teasley. Not only was she thorough in diagnosis but listened to every fear of mine and took every ste...(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)
| ||Tammi Lenee STEPHENS MD.|
Suggestion by Barbara :
"I had problems with uterine fybroids for ten years and finally elected to have a hysterectomy. While other doctors had pushed for surgery Dr. Stephens gave me time and information to allow me to make...(Read More)
| ||Benton Sapp SATTERFIELD MD.|
Suggestion by JANNIFER LASSITER :
"DR. SATTERFIELD IS A PATIENT HONEST MAN WHO I TOTALLY TRUST. HE TAKES TIME TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND NEVER OVERBOOKS HIS PATIENTS. HE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AND DON'T MIND SHARING HIS EXPERIE...(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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