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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
|Andrew Cook, M.D.
14830 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA 95032
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
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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)
| ||Diane M LONG MD.|
Suggestion by Babsett :
"For years I have had problems with Fibroids and other things. Every time I got to Dr. Long she always makes you feel comfortable and she has a great bedside manner. Even though you may be in alot of p...(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)
| ||Susan Eades MACKEY MD.|
Suggestion by Wendie Mudd :
"I've been seeing Dr. Mackey since 2004 when I was pregnant with my son. I have a little bit of white-coat paranoia and she has been nothing but soothing and calming. She has two children of her own s...(Read More)
| ||George Wilson VICK MD.|
Suggestion by katie :
"He is a wondeful doc he is a christin man and he cares for his patients. He makes you feel like your someone he takes his time with you....(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)
| ||Brenda Anne SNOWMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Deb :
"I fell like I can talk to her about anything and she well take the time to listen and answer even my some time embarrassing questions. She has been my Dr for many years and did my Lavh-bso....(Read More)
| ||Danny KIMBERLIN MD.|
Suggestion by Doris :
"I have been going to Dr. Kimberlin since I received an abnormal pap smear. He was always so very kind. Explaining every detail in easy to understand terms. I have since had to have a TAH BSO. He m...(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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