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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Germantown, 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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|Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare-Germantown Hospital
7691 Poplar Ave
Germantown TN 38138
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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
| ||Charlotte S KEENE MD.|
Suggestion by Tammy M :
"I had severe problems with periods keeping in the bed half of the month. I felt like other Doctors didn't listen. Dr. Keene did. She didn't just stop with the ultrasound that looked ok. She did the l...(Read More)
| ||Jeffery DELL MD.|
Suggestion by L. Thomas :
"Jeffery Dell is a urogynecologist that specializes in pelvic disorders and is especially interested in treating Interstitial cystitis. He is continually involved in ongoing reasearch. He is a sought...(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)
| ||Jiunn Hour HO MD.|
Suggestion by Brandy Hubbard :
"Dr. Ho is wonderful. I had a bad experience with another dr just before I went to see him and really needed a good dr however what I got was a great dr. He has a great sense of humor and a great bedsi...(Read More)
| ||Randall JACK MD.|
Suggestion by JUNE Finnegan :
"Dr.Jack performed a Hysterectomyand also tied my bladder up for me I was pretty worried at my age but he explained it well to me.He was very comforting to me.His office seamed so pro he doesnt make y...(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)
| ||Carl Wayne ZIMMERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Fran Cole :
"Dr. Zimmerman performed a pelvic floor reconstruction on me almost a year after I had a hysterectomy A&P repair and a bladder procedure. After "everything fell" that they had worked on with the prio...(Read More)
| ||Richard LOVE MD.|
Suggestion by Judy Hancock :
"THEY CALL HIM DR. LOVE!!!!! This man is great even though he is a man he understands what a hormonal head ache is and he know what you mean when you tell him "I cramp like this" This man is a true...(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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