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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)
| ||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)
| ||Maureen Leonie BEURSKENS MD.|
Suggestion by Beverly Cramer :
"Dr. Beurskens performed my hysterectomy and I really feel that if I had any other doctor I would not have been as happy with my results. She had also had a hysterectomy and I feel that this made her...(Read More)
| ||Angela ROBERTS MD.|
Suggestion by Ivon :
"I first went to Dr. Roberts for a second opinion when my OB/GYN recommended a radical hysterectomy not because he found something wrong but to prevent cancer. She totally disagreed and simply recom...(Read More)
| ||Suzanne KAMINSKI MD.|
Suggestion by Wanda :
"Dr.Kaminski performed my TVH deVinci on 6/20/11. Her pleasant personalilty put my family at ease the morning of surgery. I chose to stay over night at the hospital before leaving for the night she c...(Read More)
| ||William Ronald NEAL MD.|
Suggestion by celticfiddlegal :
"Dr. Neal delivered both my children and will be performing an upcoming surgery for me in July. He has always been so caring professional honest and concerned about anything I came to him about. He...(Read More)
| ||Marcie POWELL MD.|
Suggestion by Julie :
"Dr. Powell is a very friendly and professional doctor. I was having stomach problems and had been seen by 2 previous doctors who in no way helped me except to lower my bank account. When I met with Dr...(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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