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Hysterectomy Resources for Nashville, TN
If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Nashville, 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 Nashville, TN - Find More Doctors
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Amit Patel, M.D.
2301 Marsh Ln
Plano TX 75093
|Jenifer Burkhalter, M.D.
950 Capitol Mall
Sacramento CA 95831
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Debra Richardson, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Melvin Ashford, M.D.
2603 White Bear Avenue N
Maplewood MN 55109
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|Stephen Zweibach, M.D.
815 S Parsons Ave
Brandon FL 33511
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
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Find a Hospital
Hospitals in or near Nashville, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Baptist Hospital Systems (Nashville)
2000 Church St
Nashville TN 37236
|Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville TN 37203
|Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital
2200 Children's Way
Nashville TN 37232
|Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1660 21st Ave S
Nashville TN 37232
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
| ||Andrew Lawson CHERN MD.|
Suggestion by sat :
"Dr. Chern is a wonderful OB/GYN. His office staff is incredible. They are all very caring and personable and knowledgeable in his field. Dr. Chern always listens and answers any questions. I am a...(Read More)
| ||Melanie Ayres DUNN MD.|
Suggestion by Kim Brantley :
"Dr. Melanie Dunn is fantastic! I have been her patient for about 8 years. She is always friendly kind and willing to listen. I've gone to other ob/gyn's in the past and will NEVER go to anyone el...(Read More)
| ||C. Wade DAVIDSON MD.|
Suggestion by D. Scott :
"Dr Davidson is a wonderful practicioner and is very sincere and caring about his patients. I have been a patient since 2005; coming to his office not knowing anything about him or the practice. I have...(Read More)
| ||Roseann MAIKIS MD.|
Suggestion by Dorinda Stephens :
"Dr. Maikis is a wonderful compassionate and caring doctor. She makes you feel comfortable talking with her. She also made my husband a part of everything that was going on and never made him feel lef...(Read More)
| ||Susan Eades MACKEY MD.|
Suggestion by Wendie Mudd :
"I've been seeing Dr. Mackey since 2004 when I was pregnant with my son. I have a little bit of white-coat paranoia and she has been nothing but soothing and calming. She has two children of her own s...(Read More)
| ||Lisa Brooks MORGAN MD.|
Suggestion by Alex :
"Dr. Morgan and her staff are wonderful. They are very caring and informative. Would reccomend them. They are excellent....(Read More)
| ||Barbara Hartkop NYLANDER MD.|
Suggestion by Myra W :
"Dr Nylander is an exceptional physician. As a lesbian it can be difficult finding a doctor for whom that is not an issue. But Dr. Nylander is wonderful she talks to both of us as a couple not as a p...(Read More)
| ||Johnny Brian WHEELOCK MD.|
Suggestion by LeAnn P :
"He was very compassionate and understanding. I had a wonderful experience considering the situation I was under. He specializes in Oncology Gyneocology....(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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