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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.
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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
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||Darrington P ALTENBERN MD.|
Suggestion by antamyers :
"He is awesome! He took my case when I was already 7 months pregnant with my oldest becase the doctor I had at the time would not treat my bladder infection. Luckily his brother wa a Urologist so when...(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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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)
| ||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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