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Hysterectomy Resources for Smithfield, NC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Smithfield, 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 Smithfield, NC - Find More Doctors
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
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|Johnston Memorial Hospital
509 N Bright Leaf Blvd
Smithfield NC 27577
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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)
| ||Philip John ROSENOW MD.|
Suggestion by toothfairy :
"I love this man.... he is so compassionate and truly cares about all his patients. He will get to the bottom of your problem give you honest advice and if he doesn't know he will not hesitate to te...(Read More)
| ||Reagan SAIG MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa K :
"Reagan is a 4th Year Resident at the Womens Hospital at Chapel Hill NC and will be in a private practice in August of 2009. She is VERY friendly extremely energetic has a lot of passion for helpin...(Read More)
| ||Paul Stephen ANDREWS MD.|
Suggestion by gretchen a :
"Dr. Andrews is a wonderful gifted healer. Very patient with his patients explains everything and I have complete confidence in him. I recommend him without reservation....(Read More)
| ||Evelyn N BEAL MD.|
Suggestion by Wendy :
"I have seen Dr beal for many years. I am young and needed a lot along the way. From pregnancy to surgery. She is just like talking to your friend. She will suggest what she thinks is best but tog...(Read More)
| ||Sophia Lorraine PAIGE MD.|
Suggestion by Riddlemethis :
"I am new to the area and saw Dr. Paige on the recommendation of my internist due to an extremely large fibroid. I found her friendly and informative. She took the time to explain all of my options t...(Read More)
| ||Geoffrey Keenan SEIDEL MD.|
Suggestion by Lee-Ann Scott :
"I received a PAH on 2/6/07. My MD was/is wonderful great bedside manner. His partner and himself do the surgeries together so the MD's in the office are on the same page in case one's not available....(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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