We found 24 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' area of specialization is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,661
  • Medicare Cost: $1,024
Dr. Lucille R Russo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Lucille Russo is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Russo 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. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Pamela Dorne, who practices in River Forest, IL and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorne accepts. She attended medical school at 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. Deborah L Hay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 102
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Hay is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Hay's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), essure, and menopause. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Rush Medical College. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hay welcomes 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. 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. Dr. Upputuri's areas of expertise include the following: essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Upputuri is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Macek include essure, high risk pregnancy, and novasure. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Macek is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube, who practices in Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Daube is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Daube studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daube trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks 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. 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. Dr. Multack's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Multack include menopause, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Multack honors. He graduated from 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. Sudarshan K Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sudarshan Sharma is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, colposcopy, and clinical trials. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Carla Carpenter is a general gynecologist in Willowbrook, IL. Dr. Carpenter's areas of expertise include menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Carpenter 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. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel's specialty is general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: essure, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She takes 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial ablation

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

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

Dr. Naheed Akhter is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Akhter's clinical interests include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and holistic medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic 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. Gayle M Simmons, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gayle Simmons is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Simmons's clinical interests: essure, colposcopy, and menopause. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Simmons has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for 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's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Fitzer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzer include well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Fitzer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is conversant in 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. Leslie A Spencer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Spencer's area of specialization is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Spencer include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Spencer studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Spencer takes 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, 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 is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Downers Grove, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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.