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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
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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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
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
| ||Catherine Lynn SCRUGGS MD.|
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)
| ||Carl Wayne ZIMMERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Fran Cole :
"Dr. Zimmerman performed a pelvic floor reconstruction on me almost a year after I had a hysterectomy A&P repair and a bladder procedure. After "everything fell" that they had worked on with the prio...(Read More)
| ||Robert Allen SHEARER MD.|
Suggestion by Dania Vernali :
"I recommend Dr Shearer highly. He has been my Dr. for about 25 years. He keeps up with all the latest in the medical world. He saw me through many changes in my life. He was kind and helpful when...(Read More)
| ||C. Wade DAVIDSON MD.|
Suggestion by D. Scott :
"Dr Davidson is a wonderful practicioner and is very sincere and caring about his patients. I have been a patient since 2005; coming to his office not knowing anything about him or the practice. I have...(Read More)
| ||Lynn Noel ELLINGTON MD.|
Suggestion by Tracy :
"Dr. Ellington has been my doctor for 9 yrs now. She is a wonderful doctor. She delivered my daughter 8 yrs ago. Dr. Ellington is a very caring doctor. She takes her time with you in her office. S...(Read More)
| ||Randall JACK MD.|
Suggestion by JUNE Finnegan :
"Dr.Jack performed a Hysterectomyand also tied my bladder up for me I was pretty worried at my age but he explained it well to me.He was very comforting to me.His office seamed so pro he doesnt make y...(Read More)
| ||Marlyn Ann LEISY MD.|
Suggestion by Cassie :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Leisy's Since my first misscarriage in 1996. SInce then I fully give her credit for getting me through the birth of 2 children and 1 more misscarriage. Most recently she h...(Read More)
| ||Brian H DUNKELBERGER MD.|
Johnson City, TN
Suggestion by Kimberly Moore :
"I have seen this doctor for 16 years. This fall during a check-up he felt a tumor on my ovary. He sent me for ultrasounds and then we discussed my options. Since ovarian cancer runs in my family I...(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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