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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
|Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
|Steven McCarus, M.D.
400 Celebration Place Suite310
Celebration FL 34747
|Mayra J. Thompson, M.D.
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dept OBGYN
Dallas TX 75290
|Ken Sinervo, M.D.
1140 Hammond Dr., Ste. F6220
Atlanta GA 30328
|Mini Somasundaram, M.D.
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus OH 43214
|Gerald Harkins, M.D.
Department of OB-Gyn
P.O. Box 850, H-103
Hershey PA 17033
|James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Binghamton NY 13905
|Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg VA 20176
|John Lenihan, M.D.
314 ML King Jr. Way
Tacoma WA 98465
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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
| ||Susan Ann MURRMANN MD.|
Suggestion by Katt :
"Excellent OB/GYN who also specializes in laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures! She is my doctor and performed a subtotal hysterectomy w/removal of left tube and ovary laparoscopically. Was very...(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)
| ||Karen Fisher DAVIS MD.|
Suggestion by Dee Toney :
"Dr. Davis is my hero. For years I suffered the pain of endo. and other doctors that I had seen for it didn't seem to think that it needed to be addressed. After the first visit with her she remarked...(Read More)
| ||Frank PIERCE MD.|
Suggestion by debi :
"First and formost is he is a Christion his bed side mannor is careing and kindness.Dosnt come in and take over he makes you a part of your own carelistens to what you have to say .he also tryes to s...(Read More)
| ||Judith A J WILLIAMS MD.|
Suggestion by Susan White :
"She is a part of a group that I have been going to for 28 years. Judith listened and was aggressive in treating my problem. She performed my total hysterectomy and I have not had any problems. Her...(Read More)
| ||Kent Danl CHILDS MD.|
Suggestion by Nina Detweiler :
"Dr. Childs is the best OB/GYN that you can find in the Chattanooga Tn and surrounding areas. He is up to date in his medical field. He never forgets that you are human and that you have feelings. He...(Read More)
| ||Jeffrey Taylor HINTON MD.|
Johnson City, TN
Suggestion by maryann :
"I highly recommend Dr. Hinton. He is a wonderful doctor. He treats my interstitial cystits and endometriosis. I have been to many doctors in my area and he seems to have the most knowledge about IC. H...(Read More)
| ||Gwinnett Mc Ghee LADSON MD.|
Suggestion by Robin E :
"Dr. Ladson is a very caring and involved physician. She has been supportive through several miscarriages and now a hysterectomy. She has always discussed my options and let me make my choices. I am...(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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