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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
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|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
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
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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)
| ||Joseph DEFRANCO MD.|
Suggestion by Anna :
"Dr. D is wonderful. His office is a very Christian atmosphere and he is so sensitive to your needs and problems. I had went through years of pelvic pain along with heavy menstation and fibroid tumors...(Read More)
| ||Peter Larson CLARK MD.|
Suggestion by Tabitha C :
"I am a patient of Dr. Peter Clark. He is very patient and kind. He also listens which for me was the deal breaker. He is also very experienced and highly professional but he also has the bedside...(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)
| ||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 Clay GOOD MD.|
Mc Minnville, TN
Suggestion by nakia c :
"I have had female forever seen a million doctors and no even tried to give me a better quality of life. I felt very informed never rushed. Like he and his staff really cared....(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)
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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