| Hysterectomy Resources for Memphis, TN |
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Memphis, 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
|Baptist Memorial Hospital-East
6019 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis TN 38120
|St. Francis Hospital
5959 Park Ave
Memphis TN 38119
|Methodist Healthcare University
221 S Claybrook
Memphis TN 38174
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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
| ||Todd David TILLMANNS MD.|
Suggestion by Heather Dunlap :
"Dr. Tillmanns is Gynecologic/Oncologist. He see patients at The West Clinic's East Mephis Midtown and Southhaven offices. He is well like by all his patients for being attentive and attuned to ther...(Read More)
| ||Thomas Lynn GRAY MD.|
Suggestion by Carla :
"Dr. Gray has delivered all 4 of our children. Although he has recently gotten out of the delivery business he is still an excellent doctor! He recently performed my hysterectomy and I cried as he pr...(Read More)
| ||Laura J BISHOP MD.|
Suggestion by Karen :
"Dr. Laura Bishop is the best OB/GYN I've ever had. She is very caring and listens to all my questions and concerns. Her no bull attitude is really refreshing - this lady will not "blow smoke up your b...(Read More)
| ||Susan Ann MURRMANN MD.|
Suggestion by Katt :
"Excellent OB/GYN who also specializes in laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures! She is my doctor and performed a subtotal hysterectomy w/removal of left tube and ovary laparoscopically. Was very...(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)
| ||Linda Marie SMILEY MD.|
Suggestion by Beverly Cantrell :
"Dr. Linda Smiley is an OB/GYN Oncologist at the West Clinic in MemphisTN. I have been under her care for almost 3 years for a Stage 1A Boderline Ovarian Tumor. I was referred to Dr. Smiley for a sug...(Read More)
| ||Diane M LONG MD.|
Suggestion by Babsett :
"For years I have had problems with Fibroids and other things. Every time I got to Dr. Long she always makes you feel comfortable and she has a great bedside manner. Even though you may be in alot of p...(Read More)
| ||Thomas David GREENWELL MD.|
Suggestion by Amanda R :
"I have been his patient for 10 years now and he has been very kind and understanding. He will listen to your concerns and offer any advice needed. I only have to call his office and usually within 2 h...(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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