| Hysterectomy Resources for Jackson, TN |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Jackson, 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
|Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
708 W Forest
Jackson TN 38301
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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
| ||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)
| ||David John SOLL MD.|
Suggestion by Michelle B :
"Dr. Soll has been my doctor for about 7 years. He is associated with a clinic of many doctors but I try to see him any chance I can. He has delivered 2 of my babies removed my right ovary that had a...(Read More)
| ||Michael C DOODY MD.|
Suggestion by Val :
"He has an excellent bedside manner and he really cares about you! He has been my doctor for 7 years and I have never had a problem with him or his staff all very friendly!...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Roy Cox BROADY MD.|
Suggestion by spshlkayrn :
"Very personable. Gives complete explanations based on your expectations.Carefully goes over different possibilities for treatment....(Read More)
| ||Leonard BRABSON MD.|
Suggestion by vicki :
"my doc has been the greatest. he has gone out of his way to make sure my surgery and recovery went as smooth as possible. He is comforting very experienced and has a positive attitude such as w...(Read More)
| ||Robert Allen SHEARER MD.|
Suggestion by Dania Vernali :
"I recommend Dr Shearer highly. He has been my Dr. for about 25 years. He keeps up with all the latest in the medical world. He saw me through many changes in my life. He was kind and helpful when...(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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