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 works as an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Valaitis performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Valaitis include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. Steven Daube is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Daube completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daube accepts.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Addison, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Wheaton, IL. His clinical interests include essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). Dr. Upputuri attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. He is in-network for 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. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russo include essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Russo is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Pamela Dorne's area of specialization is general gynecology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Dorne's clinical interests include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorne 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. Deborah L Hay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. Dr. Hay's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Hay trained at Rush University Medical Center. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hay's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Carla Carpenter's medical specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Carpenter attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Carpenter is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Macek's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Macek's clinical interests include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Macek's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Naheed Akhter, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and holistic medicine. Dr. Akhter has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhter's professional affiliations include 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's specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include essure, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Simmons average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simmons's clinical interests include essure, colposcopy, and menopause. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Simmons is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Lombard, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzer include well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Fitzer takes 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. His professional affiliations include 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. Joan T Cardone, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joan Cardone is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardone's areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and sexual dysfunction. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardone accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Spencer studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She 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. Elaine R Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite 201 Women Ob - Gyn Associates Pc
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Elaine Cheng, who practices in Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Cheng's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cheng honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation, tubal ligation

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

Dr. Martin S Balin, MD, PhD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Suite 133; 18w100 22nd Street #133
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Martin Balin is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He works in Chicago, IL, Skokie, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. In his practice, Dr. Balin focuses on microsurgery, laser treatment, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Balin is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balin studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , tubal ligation

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Microsurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Tubal Ligation

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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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