Doctors and Specialists

Doctors and Specialists

The two main types of doctors that perform a hysterectomy are:

  • Gynecologists: Specialize in the female reproductive tract, both medically and surgically.
  • General Surgeons: Perform surgery for the treatment of problems in body parts or organs.

Depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, additional specialists may be needed, including:

  • Urologist: A doctor who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the urinary tract.
  • Gynecological oncologist: A doctor who treats gynecological cancers, and has more extensive surgical training.
  • Psychologist: A healthcare specialist who provides therapy and counseling in order to devise techniques for controlling stress or mood problems.
  • Psychiatrist: A medical doctor who focuses on health and disorders of the mind and mood. This doctor may prescribe medications in addition to psychotherapy.
  • Nurse practitioner: A nurse who focuses on prevention, wellness and education of patients about conditions and treatment choices.
  • Nutritionist: A professional who formulates diet plans for both the healthy and compromised individual, as well as recommending vitamins and supplements to promote good health.
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