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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
|Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Clifford Rogers, M.D.
The Everett Clinic, Dept. of Surgery and Gynecology
1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 120
Everett WA 98201
425 339 5424
|Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Joseph S. Valenti, M.D.
2805 S. Mayhill Road
Denton TX 76208
|Charles Miller, M.D.
120 Osler Drive
Naperville IL 60540
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Nathan Mordel, M.D.
105 Collier Road Suite 1010
Atlanta GA 30309
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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
| ||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)
| ||Lewis Joseph BELLARDO MD.|
Suggestion by crissy :
"Dr. Lewis Bellardo is very compassionate and friendly. He explains things so that it can be easily understood. I have been going to Dr.Bellardo for a few years and he has always been very professional...(Read More)
| ||Anne F ANDERSON MD.|
Suggestion by Jilly :
"Dr. Anderson is very generous with her time. After I had some diagnostic tests off-site she wanted me to come in immediately and discuss the results. The waiting room was full when I arrived but Dr....(Read More)
| ||Michael Charles SWAN MD.|
Suggestion by lele :
"Dr. Swan performed a robotic hysterectomy on me leaving my ovaries and cervix intact. He has an excellent bedside manner and is easy to talk to. He answers all my questions and does not make me feel...(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)
| ||Carl Wayne ZIMMERMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Fran Cole :
"Dr. Zimmerman performed a pelvic floor reconstruction on me almost a year after I had a hysterectomy A&P repair and a bladder procedure. After "everything fell" that they had worked on with the prio...(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)
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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