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We found 25 providers matching gynecologic surgery and who accept First Health near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Valaitis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Botox Injection, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,661
  • Medicare Cost: $1,024
Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorne is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Dorne is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Dorne accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a general gynecologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Daube a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daube include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Daube is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daube trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo accepts. Dr. Russo attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Russo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure

All Interests: Essure, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Menopause, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah L Hay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Warrenville, IL, Glen Ellyn, IL, and Wheaton, IL. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hay attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Menopause, NovaSure, Menstrual Disorders, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Dr. Radha Krishna Upputuri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Radha Upputuri's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Upputuri is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Premenstrual Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Ridge Macek, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Macek's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. Dr. Macek is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Macek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Ovarian Cysts, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott M Multack, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Scott Multack specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Multack's areas of expertise include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Multack's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, Hysterectomy, gynecologic surgery, ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Adolescent Issues, Orthotics, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudarshan K Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sudarshan Sharma practices gynecologic oncology in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Sharma's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, colposcopy, and clinical trials. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Sharma takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical Interests: Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,169 - $2,070
Dr. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel's specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter is a specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Carpenter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie A Spencer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Spencer is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Spencer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spencer include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Spencer is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie A Januszyk, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jamie Januszyk works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Downers Grove, IL. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Januszyk's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and adolescent issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Issues, Infertility, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayle M Simmons, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gayle Simmons is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Simmons include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Simmons's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simmons accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Fitzer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
135 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer is a general gynecologist. Dr. Fitzer is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fitzer speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Vaccines, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Ann Bruneau, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Bruneau is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Bruneau an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bruneau include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

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What is Gynecologic Surgery?

Gynecologic surgery is surgery performed on a woman’s pelvic region. It is usually performed by an OB/GYN and can involve the bladder, rectum, or reproductive organs. Surgery in this area may be performed for many reasons, but the most common procedures include:
  • Hysterectomy
  • Fibroid removal
  • Treatment of endometriosis or other heavy bleeding
  • Cancer treatment, including cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers
  • Removal of ovarian cysts
  • Infertility treatment
  • Treatment for incontinence
  • Sterilization or ‘tube-tying’
  • Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Repair of vaginal tears

More and more, gynecologic surgery is moving towards the use of minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses several small incisions and tiny tools and scopes to perform the operation, rather than one large opening. While it is not appropriate in every case, minimally invasive surgery can lead to less scarring, less blood loss, faster recovery, and a lower chance for infection. Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery may be performed with a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera on the end that allows the surgeon to see inside the body. It may also be performed robotically, using even smaller tools and cameras that a surgeon controls from a computer. Robotic surgery allows even better vision, precision, and control than laparoscopic surgery.

Over the course of a lifetime, many women need pelvic surgery to stay healthy. Qualified gynecologic surgeons will have the right tools at their disposal to provide care with a minimum of discomfort.