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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.
Find a GYN Surgeon
Doctors in or near Franklin, TN - Find More Doctors
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Francisco Garcini, M.D.
1870 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox IL 60451
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
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Find a Hospital
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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Thomas Lynn GRAY MD.|
Suggestion by Carla :
"Dr. Gray has delivered all 4 of our children. Although he has recently gotten out of the delivery business he is still an excellent doctor! He recently performed my hysterectomy and I cried as he pr...(Read More)
| ||Jiunn Hour HO MD.|
Suggestion by Jenny :
"Dr. Ho is very gentle and very thorough. He listens to what you have to say and he explains everything in detail....(Read More)
| ||Brenda Anne SNOWMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Deb :
"I fell like I can talk to her about anything and she well take the time to listen and answer even my some time embarrassing questions. She has been my Dr for many years and did my Lavh-bso....(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)
| ||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)
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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