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Hysterectomy Resources for Charleston, SC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Charleston, SC, 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 Charleston, SC - Find More Doctors
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Charleston, SC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Trident Medical Center
9330 Medical Plaza Dr
Charleston SC 29406
316 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29401
|Medical Univ of S. Carolina
171 Ashley Ave
Charleston SC 29425
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
| ||Mary Teresa JOSEPH MD.|
Suggestion by Lynette H. :
"Dr. Joseph is a very caring skilled and thorough physician. This doctor will share her concern and will do whatever is medically necessary to solve a problem. She is wonderful....(Read More)
| ||Lynn Wimbish CRYMES MD.|
Suggestion by Angela B :
"I am new to the Charleston area a few months ago and went looking for a female OB/GYN to go to for my yearly visit and CA125 test. I found Dr. Crymes by chance and she has been amazing! I really fee...(Read More)
| ||Laura WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by Dana Alverson :
"I had never had a female OB/GYN before. This doctor has the best bedside manner takes time to talk to you and really does care!!!! I've had to have a colposcopy done and she made something frighten...(Read More)
| ||Edward HUGGINS MD.|
Suggestion by Rebecca :
"I would (and have) recommend Dr. Huggins to anyone in the Charleston area. He is extremely patient and supportive as is all of his office staff....(Read More)
| ||Amy Lynn KING MD.|
Myrtle Beach, SC
Suggestion by Andrea Taylor :
"Very caring. Very concerned about your well being. She preformed my hysterectomy....(Read More)
| ||David Alan GODWIN MD.|
Suggestion by J Hoskinson :
"Dr. Godwin is part of a practice that I have been seeing since I was pregnant with my youngest son four years ago. Because of their policy you must see all the doctors in the practice while you are p...(Read More)
| ||James Michael DAVIDSON MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa :
"This doctor is like a big teddy bear and I'd recommend him or any of the doctors in his group. He has been treating me for infertility for a year now and helped me through my first pregnancy and a mi...(Read More)
| ||James Elmo HUNTER MD.|
Suggestion by Toshiko Robinson :
"Dr. Hunter is my gynecological oncologist. He was recommended to me from Dr. Tiffany Rhodes who is my gynecologist. Dr. Hunter is a very caring and understand man. He is extremely professional 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.
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