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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in Oak Ridge, 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.
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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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|Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge TN 37831
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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
| ||Sabrina Lee COLLINS MD.|
Suggestion by 80sfan :
"I recommed this wonderful Doctor. Dr. Collins helped me during a rough time with endomtriosis and other female problems. I had Lavh hysterectomy and she did a super job. I feel great. Any lady with a...(Read More)
| ||Catherine Lynn SCRUGGS MD.|
Suggestion by pam :
"Dr. Scruggs was very helpful with information before and after my surgery. She was very caring and had a calming bedside matter. She has taken care of not only my GYN concerns but also my sister and...(Read More)
| ||Susan Elaine WEBB MD.|
Suggestion by Sarah H :
"Dr. Webb is a great GYN! She is very knowledgable in her field and always listens to her patients. She will never tell you that the problem is all in your head or to tough it out like I have heard th...(Read More)
| ||Roy Cox BROADY MD.|
Suggestion by spshlkayrn :
"Very personable. Gives complete explanations based on your expectations.Carefully goes over different possibilities for treatment....(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)
| ||Donald Allen WILSON MD.|
Suggestion by finelyfreein03 :
"He is a very concerned sincere Christian man. I have been his patient for about 18 years now and he has treated me for endometriosis infertility as well as performed my TAH/BSO. He is wonderful....(Read More)
| ||Kathleen C MITCHELL MD.|
Suggestion by ramona wattenbarger :
"She is a very good doctor. and she really listens to you. and she always makes time to talk to you....(Read More)
| ||Richard LOVE MD.|
Suggestion by Judy Hancock :
"THEY CALL HIM DR. LOVE!!!!! This man is great even though he is a man he understands what a hormonal head ache is and he know what you mean when you tell him "I cramp like this" This man is a true...(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.
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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