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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
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Fazil MOHAMED MD.|
Suggestion by Loretta Leonard :
"He is a very compassionate doctor. He makes you feel like you are best friends from the very first visit. I feel as if I can talk to him about any and everything. His bedside manners are exceptionally...(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)
| ||Whitney THOMA MD.|
Suggestion by Kerry :
"Over the past 11 years I saw approximately 5 different ob/gyn's and 3 regular doctors in an effort to discover the cause of my severe monthly cramps extraordinary bleeding and terrible leg pain. Not...(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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