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Hysterectomy Resources for Knoxville, TN
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Knoxville, 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 Knoxville, TN - Find More Doctors
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|Megan Daw, M.D.
Western Carolina Women's Specialty Center
2100 Ridgefield Blvd
Asheville NC 28806
|Amie Napier, M.D.
Medical City Hospital 7777 Forest Lane Suite A331
Dallas TX 75230
|Aileen Caceres, M.D.
Center for Specialized Gynecology/Florida Hospital
410 Celebration Place, Suite 302
Celebration FL 34747
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Knoxville, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center
9352 Park West Blvd
Knoxville TN 37923
|University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville TN 37920
|St. Mary's Health System
900 E Oak Hill Ave
Knoxville TN 37917
|Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 Clinch Ave SW
Knoxville TN 37916
|Mercy Medical Center West (formally Baptist Hospital West)
10820 Parkside Drive
Knoxville TN 37934
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
| ||Marlyn Ann LEISY MD.|
Suggestion by Cassie :
"I have been a patient of Dr. Leisy's Since my first misscarriage in 1996. SInce then I fully give her credit for getting me through the birth of 2 children and 1 more misscarriage. Most recently she h...(Read More)
| ||George Wilson VICK MD.|
Suggestion by katie :
"He is a wondeful doc he is a christin man and he cares for his patients. He makes you feel like your someone he takes his time with you....(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)
| ||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)
| ||Karen Sue HIMEBAUGH MD.|
Suggestion by Melissa White :
"If you are looking for a doctor that is very knowledgeable and personable Dr. Himebaugh is your doctor. She has the ability to connect with her patients in a way that makes them feel comfortable and c...(Read More)
| ||Theodore T TSALTAS MD.|
Suggestion by Neoma :
"Dr. Tsaltas delivered all 3 of my children and most recently performed my hysterectomy. He is experienced and trustworthy. He always explained everything very well and made sure I had no questions l...(Read More)
| ||Craig MYERS MD.|
Suggestion by Shashi :
"Dr. Myers is a great doctor. Very caring and considerate of his patients and easy to talk to as well....(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey BROWN MD.|
Suggestion by Lisa :
"Dr Brown took the time to set down and really listen to my problems and carefully went over an individualized plan just for me. He took the time to answer all my questions. He also took the time to...(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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