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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.
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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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|Johnson City Medical Center Hospital
400 N State of Franklin Rd
Johnson City TN 37604
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Michael Clay GOOD MD.|
Mc Minnville, TN
Suggestion by nakia c :
"I have had female forever seen a million doctors and no even tried to give me a better quality of life. I felt very informed never rushed. Like he and his staff really cared....(Read More)
| ||Howard HERRELL MD.|
Suggestion by Angela D :
"Dr Herrell and his office staff (not to mention the interns) at ETSU OB/GYN were awesome! I had alot of post op complications but they were patient sympathetic and very helpful in my healing process...(Read More)
| ||Gwinnett Mc Ghee LADSON MD.|
Suggestion by Robin E :
"Dr. Ladson is a very caring and involved physician. She has been supportive through several miscarriages and now a hysterectomy. She has always discussed my options and let me make my choices. I am...(Read More)
| ||Larry Michael FIELDS MD.|
Suggestion by Karen :
"Dr. Fields is the only OB/GYN in Knoxville performing the da Vinci robotic surgery for gyn issues. His record is fantastic and he has great bedside manner! He will be performing the daVinci robotic...(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)
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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