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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
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
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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