| Hysterectomy Resources for Franklin, TN |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Franklin, 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.
|Robert Furr, M.D.
Women's Surgery Center
1604 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga TN 37421
|Williamson Medical Center
2021 Carothers Rd
Franklin TN 37067
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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
| ||Kristina MCCAIN MD.|
Suggestion by Jeanne Durocher :
"Dr. McCain is simply the best. Not only is she a remarkable Gynecologist but a wonderful person as well. Together we exhausted every option to help prevent a hysterectomy but after two years I decide...(Read More)
| ||Janet Lee DITTUS MD.|
Suggestion by Debbie Shoulders :
"Dr. Dittus practices medicine the way she would like to be treated. She uses her own background as a reference for recommendations. You feel that she knows exactly what she is saying because "she has...(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)
| ||Karen Fisher DAVIS MD.|
Suggestion by Dee Toney :
"Dr. Davis is my hero. For years I suffered the pain of endo. and other doctors that I had seen for it didn't seem to think that it needed to be addressed. After the first visit with her she remarked...(Read More)
| ||Jacqueline STAFFORD MD.|
Suggestion by Jill :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Stafford's since college...14 years. She is an excellent doctor...listens doesn't make you feel rushed answers lots of questions. I just had a total abdominal hysterec...(Read More)
| ||Kenneth Norris BYRD MD.|
Suggestion by CDV :
"Dr Byrd puts you at ease from the moment he walks in the door. He is very thorough and will go over everything with you. Also if you have to have a special procedure he will look at all the alternati...(Read More)
| ||Susan Elaine WEBB MD.|
Suggestion by Sarah H :
"Dr. Webb is a great GYN! She is very knowledgable in her field and always listens to her patients. She will never tell you that the problem is all in your head or to tough it out like I have heard th...(Read More)
| ||Donald Allen WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by finelyfreein03 :
"He is a very concerned sincere Christian man. I have been his patient for about 18 years now and he has treated me for endometriosis infertility as well as performed my TAH/BSO. He is wonderful....(Read More)
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.
The internet's premier woman-to-woman support site for hysterectomy information, support and recovery, Hyster Sisters: is truly a labor of love culling the combined wisdom of thousands of Hyster Sisters around the world who have faced hysterectomy firsthand, before hysterectomy, after hysterectomy, treatment options, surgical procedures, hormonal issues and a step-by-step guide through the weeks before and after surgery.
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