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Hysterectomy Resources for Columbia, SC
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Columbia, 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 Columbia, SC - Find More Doctors
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Tiffany Jackson, M.D.
601 Clara Barton, Suite 160
Garland TX 75042
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Columbia, SC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Palmetto Baptist Medical Center
Taylor at Marion St
Columbia SC 29220
|Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital
5 Richland Medical Park
Columbia SC 29203
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
| ||Kathryn Lohr MOORE MD.|
Suggestion by vingaro :
"Dr. Moore is very professional experienced and offers sound advice. She is quick to offer help and provide solutions. She's a great listener. Both my husband and I are very happy with her and wish...(Read More)
| ||Bert HUTCHINSON MD.|
Suggestion by Elaine Means :
"After dealing with pain for 7 years and seeing doctor after doctor all over the country I finally found the best.DR Hutchinson. He has taken the time to get to know me as a person and to find out what...(Read More)
| ||Terry SMITH MD.|
Suggestion by Shannon Forrest :
"Dr. Smith is a wonderful man! He takes all the time in the world to work with his patients. He is a kind man with a great bedside mannor. He is very knowledgable....(Read More)
| ||James Walter STANDS MD.|
Suggestion by Linda Taylor :
"Dr Stands is the most friendly comforting trustworthy OBGYN that I've ever been to! He has been my doctor since 1990 and has taken care of all my "female" troubles. I wish all my other doctors wer...(Read More)
| ||Kelly Price RAINWATER MD.|
Suggestion by Kim :
"AMAZING!!!! Dr. Rainwater is wonderful. I have been going to her for close to 10 years. I drive over an hour and a half one way to see her (also did that with my pregnancies). She is a compassionat...(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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