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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
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
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Hospitals in or near Smithfield, NC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Johnston Memorial Hospital
509 N Bright Leaf Blvd
Smithfield NC 27577
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
|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)
| ||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)
| ||John Tunnicliff SOPER MD.|
Suggestion by Desiree :
"Dr. Soper performed my hysterectomy after my diagosis of cervical cancer. Dr. Soper has wonderful dry sense of humor and was able to make me laugh at every visit and still does! He is gentle truth...(Read More)
| ||Nancy Lee TEAFF MD.|
Suggestion by Tina Dukes :
"I had a horrible time after my Hysterctomy..Every possible symptom you could have I had..got very anixous and depressed..The male Ob that did my surgery was no help at all with hormoneswhen I told hi...(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)
| ||Dao Quynh VUONG MD.|
Suggestion by Maureen C :
"Dr Vuong was a very informative and a thorough MD on my surgery with the Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy. She was very calming to me with her patience as I asked all kinds of questions post-op. Dr Vu...(Read More)
| ||Charles B EVANS MD.|
Winston Salem, NC
Suggestion by Kim :
"Dr. Evans is a very goood gyn doctor. He is very easy to talk to and makes you feel very comfortable. He always has you come into his office after your visit and he gives you as much time as you nee...(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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