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Hysterectomy Resources for Oak Ridge, TN
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.
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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Doctors in or near Oak Ridge, TN - Find More Doctors
|Ted Lee, M.D.
Magee Womens Hospital
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
412 641 6412
|Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Ridgewood NJ 07450
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Arnold Advincula, M.D.
Columbia Ob/Gyn Midtown
51 West 51st St, 3rd FL
New York NY 10019
|Amy Kelly, M.D.
683 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury MN 55125
|Lillian Schapiro, M.D.
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220
Atlanta GA 30327
|Mark Richey, M.D.
1200 Airport Heights
Anchorage AK 99508
|Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611
|Jennifer Hayes, M.D.
Visionary Centre for Women
2695 Ulmerton Rd
Clearwater FL 33762
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Hospitals in or near Oak Ridge, TN - Find Hospitals in other Locations
|Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge TN 37831
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
| ||Joseph DEFRANCO MD.|
Suggestion by Anna :
"Dr. D is wonderful. His office is a very Christian atmosphere and he is so sensitive to your needs and problems. I had went through years of pelvic pain along with heavy menstation and fibroid tumors...(Read More)
| ||Danny KIMBERLIN MD.|
Suggestion by Doris :
"I have been going to Dr. Kimberlin since I received an abnormal pap smear. He was always so very kind. Explaining every detail in easy to understand terms. I have since had to have a TAH BSO. He m...(Read More)
| ||Katherine SCRUGGS MD.|
Suggestion by Pam :
"Dr Scruggs is a very caring and compassionate doctor she made the surgery and recovery so much easier for me and was always available to answer my questions. She is truly a wonderful caring doctor....(Read More)
| ||Neil ODOM MD.|
Suggestion by Tina :
"Dr Odom is an OBGYN at Adams Patterson (Methodist Germantown and Baptist East) in Memphis Tn. Dr Odom and his staff have a very good bedside manner. Everyone goes out of their way to make you feel c...(Read More)
| ||Clyde Cleveland WATERS MD.|
Suggestion by holly vasquez :
"He is a very good Dr. i would recommend him to anyone that needed a Dr. in his feild he was my dr wheni was pregnant with my last child and he is the one that done my hysterectomy i love him so if you...(Read More)
| ||Alfonzo Silvestre ARZE MD.|
Johnson City, TN
Suggestion by Jessica M :
"Dr Arze is very thourough and knowledable in his feild. More than once he has ordered a test just to be "careful" for me. Sometimes it was nothing but sometimes what he suspected was the case. I was l...(Read More)
| ||George Wilson VICK MD.|
Suggestion by katie :
"He is a wondeful doc he is a christin man and he cares for his patients. He makes you feel like your someone he takes his time with you....(Read More)
| ||William Franklin PIERCE MD.|
Suggestion by Neese :
"Dr. Pierce is an excellent physician. He delivered my second child and was very supportive during a time when I thought I might be having a mixcarriage during this pregnancy. He recently performed m...(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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