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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Greenville, 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.
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Hospitals in or near Greenville, SC - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Greenville Memorial Hospital
701 Grove Rd
Greenville SC 29605
|Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
1 St. Francis Dr
Greenville SC 29601
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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
| ||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)
| ||Paul Bruce MILLER MD.|
Suggestion by Nicky Cattafi :
"Makes time for his patients giving full attention to them. Great bedside manner caring and thorough. Very educated on endometriosis....(Read More)
| ||Glenn Martin FRENCH MD.|
Suggestion by M.C. Smith :
"Dr. French has been a wealth of information through my struggles with heavy painful and irregular periods. He answered all of my questions and provided me with all of my options. Through the diagno...(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)
| ||Roger Huntington GOWER MD.|
Suggestion by Vanessa Medlock :
"Dr. Gower has treated me since I was a seventeen year old with uncontrolled and unexplained bleeding. He was always very thorough testing everything until he found his answers. He delivered my oldes...(Read More)
| ||Perry DELOACH MD.|
Suggestion by Dana :
"Dr DeLoach delivered my dd and performed my TVH>BSO. He is attentive caring and very gentle. When I had questions in the middle of the night they were always there. I have been with him for three yea...(Read More)
| ||R. Edward LATTIMORE MD.|
Suggestion by Tara Wicker :
"This MD did not know me I had never been a pt of his practice but he did not heistate in seeing me after getting a poor report from the pap smear my GP did for me. This man is probably the most comp...(Read More)
| ||Kimberly Sue HOLLOWAY MD.|
Suggestion by Gena Myers :
"Kim did my hysterectomy. She is an excellent physician as well as a caring and considerate person....(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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