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Hysterectomy Resources for Bristol, TN

If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Bristol, TN, 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 Bristol, TN - Find More Doctors
Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Ste. 100
Naperville IL 60540
630-428-2229
Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
727-540-0414
Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
2129881444
Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
717-531-6447
Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
916-486-0411
Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
214-645-3888
Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Suite 100
Newport Beach CA 92663
(949) 642-3606
Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Suite C
Ridgewood NJ 07450
2019577220
Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
940 591-6700

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Find a Hospital

Hospitals in or near Bristol, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol TN 37620

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Ask A Doctor

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:

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparscopic Hysterectomy

da Vinci¨ Hysterectomy

LESS Hysterectomy

Open Incision - Abdominal Hysterectomy


Suggest a Doctor

 Catherine Lynn SCRUGGS MD.
Bristol, TN
Suggestion by pam : "Dr. Scruggs was very helpful with information before and after my surgery. She was very caring and had a calming bedside matter. She has taken care of not only my GYN concerns but also my sister and...(Read More)"


 Deana HARMON MD.
TN
Suggestion by Chrisite : "Dr. Harmon listened to me and gave me all of my options when noone else would. She was very caring and sweet and answered any questions and concerns I had. She did a TLH on me including removing both...(Read More)"


 Kimberly Ramsey BALLARD MD.
Maryville, TN
Suggestion by janice brackett : "Dr.Ballard is the sweetest doctor you will ever meet she is kind considerate and always explains what she is going to do she done my hysterctomy and my dand c i never had any problems or pain she is...(Read More)"


 Eric DEFREITAS MD.
Athens, TN
Suggestion by Emily M. : "Doctor Defreitas is a great doctor. He takes time to listen to my concerns and treats his patients with the same care he would his own wife. He performed my hysterectomy 5 months ago. I had numerous...(Read More)"


 Michael Charles SWAN MD.
Nashville, TN
Suggestion by lele : "Dr. Swan performed a robotic hysterectomy on me leaving my ovaries and cervix intact. He has an excellent bedside manner and is easy to talk to. He answers all my questions and does not make me feel...(Read More)"


 Lewis Joseph BELLARDO MD.
Nashville, TN
Suggestion by crissy : "Dr. Lewis Bellardo is very compassionate and friendly. He explains things so that it can be easily understood. I have been going to Dr.Bellardo for a few years and he has always been very professional...(Read More)"


 Leonard BRABSON MD.
Knoxville, TN
Suggestion by vicki : "my doc has been the greatest. he has gone out of his way to make sure my surgery and recovery went as smooth as possible. He is comforting very experienced and has a positive attitude such as w...(Read More)"


 David John SOLL MD.
Jackson, TN
Suggestion by Michelle B : "Dr. Soll has been my doctor for about 7 years. He is associated with a clinic of many doctors but I try to see him any chance I can. He has delivered 2 of my babies removed my right ovary that had a...(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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