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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Clarksville, 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.
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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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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
| ||Jeffrey Van ANDERSON MD.|
Suggestion by Valerie Florez :
"I was having problems with my period and he took the time to listen to me. We tried different options until he mentioned that I would benefit having a Supracervical Hysterectomy. That was the best d...(Read More)
| ||William MCINTOSH MD.|
Suggestion by Christina K :
"When you first meet Dr Mac you may be a little shocked at his size. If you saw him in public you definately wouldn't expect him to be a Dr. He's delivered both of my cousins so he was referred to me....(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)
| ||Michelle Yvonne PERRY MD.|
Suggestion by Davina :
"She kept on till she found a solution to my problem and thankfully saved me from much pain down the road as well as decreased my chances of developing Uterine or Cervical Cancer to 0% chance...She's e...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Taylor HINTON MD.|
Johnson City, TN
Suggestion by maryann :
"I highly recommend Dr. Hinton. He is a wonderful doctor. He treats my interstitial cystits and endometriosis. I have been to many doctors in my area and he seems to have the most knowledge about IC. H...(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)
| ||Neil ODOM MD.|
Suggestion by Tina :
"Dr Odom is an OBGYN at Adams Patterson (Methodist Germantown and Baptist East) in Memphis Tn. Dr Odom and his staff have a very good bedside manner. Everyone goes out of their way to make you feel c...(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)
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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