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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
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|David McLaughlin, M.D.
9960 E. 146th Street
Noblesville IN 46060
|Tamer Seckin, M.D.
872 FIFTH AVE
NEW YORK NY 10065
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Nonnie-Marie Estella, M.D.
10 Research Place
North Chelmsford MA 01863
|Lori Warren, M.D.
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville KY 40207
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||James Wendell LEACH MD.|
Suggestion by Christine :
"By pure luck or the grace of God I'm not sure which I happened across Dr. James Leach. I have battled with cervical cancer endometriosis ovarian cysts and uterine prolapse for 15 years. I have...(Read More)
| ||Judith A J WILLIAMS MD.|
Suggestion by Susan White :
"She is a part of a group that I have been going to for 28 years. Judith listened and was aggressive in treating my problem. She performed my total hysterectomy and I have not had any problems. Her...(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)
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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