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If you are looking for specific information about hysterectomy in South Charleston, WV, 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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|Thomas Memorial Hospital
4605 MacCorkle Ave SW
South Charleston WV 25309
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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
| ||Thomas Frederick HARMAN MD.|
Suggestion by Carla B :
"Dr. Harman has helped me alot. He did my hysterectomy 2 years ago. Since then he has continued following me to help me manage my pelvic pain. He is very caring and compassionate. He also has an in...(Read More)
| ||Consuela CRUDEN-PARHAM MD.|
Suggestion by HEIDI :
"She is a caring heartfeld doctor who has a wonderful and compasionate bedside manner. I feel so comfortable in talking to her and I have seen three other OB/GYN's in my past and they almost all told...(Read More)
| ||Samuel Greg HEYWOOD MD.|
Saint Albans, WV
Suggestion by SallyJo in WV :
"After not having had a check up in 12 years and the sudden onset of some major problems my boss suggested I see Dr. Heywood. He spent alot of time with me that first visit (and all since then) lis...(Read More)
| ||Scott Alan NAEGELE MD.|
Suggestion by Monica Spriggs :
"I can't say enough about Dr. Naegele. He is kind compassion gentle and never makes you feel uncomfortable or like a burden as a former GYN of mine did. He has performed several female surgeries on...(Read More)
| ||Kiran Ranchhodbhai PATEL MD.|
Suggestion by PENNY :
"Dr Patel Really listens to you and cares. He knew what needed to be done and took such great care of me! He wont do surgery unless he really feels that is the last step! Dr Patel has a very good bed s...(Read More)
| ||Erin Virginia STOEHR DO.|
Glen Dale, WV
Suggestion by peggy snider :
"She is a new D.O.P.L.L.C. very hard working and dedicated to your care.Ihad a total Hysterectomy in June. she did every thing she could do including calling me at home to make sure that my recovery w...(Read More)
| ||Leigh Anne PAPADIMITRIOU MD.|
Suggestion by P.Redd :
"She was very courteous and compassionate and very upfront and thorough. She read the consent form word for word with me and answered any questions honestly. I was extremely pleased with her as my do...(Read More)
| ||Michael Curtis SHOCKLEY MD.|
Suggestion by Sharon :
"Dr. Shockley delivered my youngest daughter did my exploratory surgery and ablation and my hysterectomy. He is a wonderful man. Very professional smart and just an over all nice man. He is very...(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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