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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.
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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
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
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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)
| ||Roseann MAIKIS MD.|
Suggestion by Dorinda Stephens :
"Dr. Maikis is a wonderful compassionate and caring doctor. She makes you feel comfortable talking with her. She also made my husband a part of everything that was going on and never made him feel lef...(Read More)
| ||William Franklin PIERCE MD.|
Suggestion by Neese :
"Dr. Pierce is an excellent physician. He delivered my second child and was very supportive during a time when I thought I might be having a mixcarriage during this pregnancy. He recently performed m...(Read More)
| ||Jeffery DELL MD.|
Suggestion by L. Thomas :
"Jeffery Dell is a urogynecologist that specializes in pelvic disorders and is especially interested in treating Interstitial cystitis. He is continually involved in ongoing reasearch. He is a sought...(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)
| ||Kimberly SAWYER MD.|
Suggestion by Toni :
"Let me introduce you to my doctor - Dr Kim. She is very patient with her patients and explains everything so that YOU understand. I have recommended her to anyone I hear that is looking for an OB/GY...(Read More)
| ||Andrew Lawson CHERN MD.|
Suggestion by sat :
"Dr. Chern is a wonderful OB/GYN. His office staff is incredible. They are all very caring and personable and knowledgeable in his field. Dr. Chern always listens and answers any questions. I am a...(Read More)
| ||Eric DEFREITAS MD.|
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)
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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