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Hysterectomy Resources for Cookeville, TN
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Cookeville, 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 Cookeville, TN - Find More Doctors
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Caren C Reaves, M.D.
Caring for Women
2805 S. Mayhill Rd
Denton TX 76208
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Catalin Marinescu, M.D.
415 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach CA 92663
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Ceana Nezhat, M.D.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta GA 30342
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Hospitals in or near Cookeville, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Cookeville Regional Medical Center
1 Medical Center Boulevard
Cookeville TN 38501
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
| ||Michael Stephen PIPPIN MD.|
Suggestion by Sharon A :
"Caring kind comforting and concerned from the first visit. An excellent diagnostician and surgeon. Professional but has an excellent sense of humor. In this community he has a large and vocal "fan...(Read More)
| ||Bert E GEER DO.|
Suggestion by Karen :
"When I first met Dr. Geer I was at the end of my rope (9 previous surgeries for endometriosis and 3 cysts removed already). I knew I needed a hysterectomy but I am 39 years old and have never been m...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Gwinnett Mc Ghee LADSON MD.|
Suggestion by Robin E :
"Dr. Ladson is a very caring and involved physician. She has been supportive through several miscarriages and now a hysterectomy. She has always discussed my options and let me make my choices. I am...(Read More)
| ||Todd David TILLMANNS MD.|
Suggestion by Heather Dunlap :
"Dr. Tillmanns is Gynecologic/Oncologist. He see patients at The West Clinic's East Mephis Midtown and Southhaven offices. He is well like by all his patients for being attentive and attuned to ther...(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)
| ||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)
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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