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Hysterectomy Resources for Johnson City, TN
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Johnson City, 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 Johnson City, TN - Find More Doctors
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Ellen Wilson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd - Dept of OBGYN
Dallas TX 75390
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Johnson City, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Johnson City Medical Center Hospital
400 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City TN 37604
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
| ||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)
| ||Jeffrey Taylor HINTON MD.|
Johnson City, TN
Suggestion by maryann :
"I highly recommend Dr. Hinton. He is a wonderful doctor. He treats my interstitial cystits and endometriosis. I have been to many doctors in my area and he seems to have the most knowledge about IC. H...(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)
| ||Kent Danl CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Nina Detweiler :
"Dr. Childs is the best OB/GYN that you can find in the Chattanooga Tn and surrounding areas. He is up to date in his medical field. He never forgets that you are human and that you have feelings. He...(Read More)
| ||Patricia MCLELLAND MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa Griffin :
"Dr. McLelland is very professional. She takes the time to listen to you and explains everything very thoroughly. She makes you feel comfortable with her friendly smile and caring nature. I wouldn't wa...(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)
| ||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)
| ||Frank PIERCE MD.|
Suggestion by debi :
"First and formost is he is a Christion his bed side mannor is careing and kindness.Dosnt come in and take over he makes you a part of your own carelistens to what you have to say .he also tryes to s...(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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