| 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.
|Robert Furr, M.D.
Women's Surgery Center
1604 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga TN 37421
|Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center
1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol TN 37620
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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
| ||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)
| ||Thomas Lynn GRAY MD.|
Suggestion by Carla :
"Dr. Gray has delivered all 4 of our children. Although he has recently gotten out of the delivery business he is still an excellent doctor! He recently performed my hysterectomy and I cried as he pr...(Read More)
| ||Lewis Joseph BELLARDO MD.|
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)
| ||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)
| ||Patricia MCLELLAND MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa Griffin :
"Dr. McLelland is very professional. She takes the time to listen to you and explains everything very thoroughly. She makes you feel comfortable with her friendly smile and caring nature. I wouldn't wa...(Read More)
| ||Jiunn Hour HO MD.|
Suggestion by Brandy Hubbard :
"Dr. Ho is wonderful. I had a bad experience with another dr just before I went to see him and really needed a good dr however what I got was a great dr. He has a great sense of humor and a great bedsi...(Read More)
| ||Darrington P ALTENBERN MD.|
Suggestion by antamyers :
"He is awesome! He took my case when I was already 7 months pregnant with my oldest becase the doctor I had at the time would not treat my bladder infection. Luckily his brother wa a Urologist so when...(Read More)
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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