We found 23 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 is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Valaitis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her 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 professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Pamela Ellen Ayres, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 201
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Dorne is a general gynecologist. These areas are among Dr. Dorne's clinical interests: gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorne average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dorne graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Lucille Russo is a general OB/GYN. These areas are among her clinical interests: essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Russo accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Russo's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation, gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Essure, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deborah Hay's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hay include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hay accepts. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hay is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, Menopause, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Daube is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Daube has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Daube takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Radha Upputuri works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Upputuri include essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Upputuri is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Upputuri welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Macek is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Dr. Macek's clinical interests include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Macek is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Scott Multack, who practices in La Grange, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Multack include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Multack takes. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Multack's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, Hysterectomy, gynecologic surgery, ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation, dilation and curettage (D&C)

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

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

Dr. Carla Carpenter practices general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Carpenter's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carpenter studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Naheed Rafat Akhter, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; #201
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Naheed Akhter practices general gynecology. She attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. Her clinical interests include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and holistic medicine. Dr. Akhter is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhter is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel, who practices in Woodridge, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include essure, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation

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

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

Dr. Gayle Simmons, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Simmons's clinical interests: essure, colposcopy, and menopause. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simmons takes. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Simmons speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , NovaSure, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), endometrial ablation, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer's specialty is general gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Fitzer a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzer include well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Fitzer attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Joan T Cardone, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joan Cardone is a specialist in general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Cardone's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Cardone is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Cardone average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardone accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Leslie Spencer's specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Spencer is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Elaine R Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite 201 Women Ob - Gyn Associates Pc
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Elaine Cheng's medical specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (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.
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