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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.
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Doctors in or near Franklin, TN - Find More Doctors
|Rosalind Jackson, M.D.
4000 MiamisburgCenterville RD
Miamisburg OH 45342
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
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Hospitals in or near Franklin, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Williamson Medical Center
2021 Carothers Rd
Franklin TN 37067
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
| ||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)
| ||Brian H DUNKELBERGER MD.|
Johnson City, TN
Suggestion by Kimberly Moore :
"I have seen this doctor for 16 years. This fall during a check-up he felt a tumor on my ovary. He sent me for ultrasounds and then we discussed my options. Since ovarian cancer runs in my family I...(Read More)
| ||Alfonzo Silvestre ARZE MD.|
Johnson City, TN
Suggestion by Jessica M :
"Dr Arze is very thourough and knowledable in his feild. More than once he has ordered a test just to be "careful" for me. Sometimes it was nothing but sometimes what he suspected was the case. I was l...(Read More)
| ||Susan Ann MURRMANN MD.|
Suggestion by Katt :
"Excellent OB/GYN who also specializes in laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures! She is my doctor and performed a subtotal hysterectomy w/removal of left tube and ovary laparoscopically. Was very...(Read More)
| ||Catherine Lynn SCRUGGS MD.|
Suggestion by pam :
"Dr. Scruggs was very helpful with information before and after my surgery. She was very caring and had a calming bedside matter. She has taken care of not only my GYN concerns but also my sister and...(Read More)
| ||Yolanda MCGRIFF MD.|
Suggestion by Jeannie N :
"Dr. McGriff has always been very professional and answers all my questions. She is very friendly and has a phenomenal bedside manner. I came to her after having all of my children but she has been...(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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