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Hysterectomy Resources for Chattanooga, TN
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Chattanooga, 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 Chattanooga, TN - Find More Doctors
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Jonathan Y Song, M.D.
2455 Dean St.
St. Charles IL 60175
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Chattanooga, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|East Ridge Hospital
941 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga TN 37412
|Parkridge Medical Center
2333 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga TN 37404
|Memorial Health Care System
2525 De Sales Ave
Chattanooga TN 37404
|Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga TN 37403
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
| ||Kent Danl CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Nina Detweiler :
"Dr. Childs is the best OB/GYN that you can find in the Chattanooga Tn and surrounding areas. He is up to date in his medical field. He never forgets that you are human and that you have feelings. He...(Read More)
| ||Kathleen C MITCHELL MD.|
Suggestion by ramona wattenbarger :
"She is a very good doctor. and she really listens to you. and she always makes time to talk to you....(Read More)
| ||Sabrina Lee COLLINS MD.|
Suggestion by 80sfan :
"I recommed this wonderful Doctor. Dr. Collins helped me during a rough time with endomtriosis and other female problems. I had Lavh hysterectomy and she did a super job. I feel great. Any lady with a...(Read More)
| ||Clyde Cleveland WATERS MD.|
Suggestion by holly vasquez :
"He is a very good Dr. i would recommend him to anyone that needed a Dr. in his feild he was my dr wheni was pregnant with my last child and he is the one that done my hysterectomy i love him so if you...(Read More)
| ||Lane Brooks GRIGGS MD.|
Suggestion by Monica :
"After going through some female issues I finally looked for some answers and was lucky enough to find Dr. Griggs. When meeting Dr. Griggs he takes you into his personal office and speaks with you f...(Read More)
| ||Michael C DOODY MD.|
Suggestion by Val :
"He has an excellent bedside manner and he really cares about you! He has been my doctor for 7 years and I have never had a problem with him or his staff all very friendly!...(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)
| ||Kimberly Ramsey BALLARD MD.|
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)
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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