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We found 11 providers matching hysterectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield POS near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr. Margaret Rose Nettleton, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2500 West Higgins Road; Suite 1150
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Nettleton practices obstetrics and gynecology in Hoffman Estates, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Nettleton accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nettleton obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Immunization, Ultrasound, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anwar S Al Kunani, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1260 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Anwar Alkunani sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Alkunani is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Baghdad for medical school and subsequently trained at Hurley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Alkunani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Endometrial Biopsy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy, Dilation and ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Pozzi's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pozzi is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pozzi's clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Pozzi speaks German. Dr. Pozzi is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raja Chatterji, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2300a, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Raja Chatterji is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Algonquin, IL, Elgin, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Chatterji is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic floor therapy, and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Chatterji is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Chatterji attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Chatterji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Floor Therapy, Urogynecological Problems, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheri B Merchant, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
455 S. Roselle Road; Suite 120
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Merchant's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Merchant has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, urodynamic testing, and colposcopy. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Dr. Merchant performed her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Merchant (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, Hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence Surgery, Hysteroscopy, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1585 Barrington Road; Suite 204
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Mona Ghosh is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Ghosh's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Ghosh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Bengali, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laser Surgery, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite #106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Mercy Hospital for residency. Dr. Winkelman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy, minimally invasive hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelos Alexander, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 335, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Angelo Alexander practices obstetrics and gynecology in Hoffman Estates, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. Dr. Alexander accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alexander trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Das, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 425 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Das' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Das average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Das's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and high risk pregnancy. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Das attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school. Dr. Das (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, Hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Incontinence Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex B Lipowich, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 2004
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Alex Lipowich is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipowich include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and cryotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Lipowich is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Lipowich performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Incontinence Surgery, Ultrasound, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ablation, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
77 East Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Arvind Patel's specialty is general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Clinical Interests: Laser Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,750
  • Medicare Cost: $174

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What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an extremely common surgery performed to remove the uterus. Sometimes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or cervix will be removed as well. A woman who has had a hysterectomy will no longer have periods and cannot get pregnant.

There are a variety of reasons that women have hysterectomies, including:
  • Heavy bleeding or pain, such as that due to fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis
  • Cancer
  • Prolapsed uterus, where the pelvic muscles can no longer completely hold the uterus in place

It is important to note that having any of these conditions does not necessarily mean that a hysterectomy is necessary. There are other available treatment options in most cases.

Although the uterus is responsible for a period, it is the ovaries that control the hormonal changes that women go through every month. So if a woman has a hysterectomy but keeps her ovaries, she might still experience hormonal swings every month even if she no longer has a period. Alternately, if a younger woman has a hysterectomy where her ovaries as removed, she will essentially be in immediate menopause.

A hysterectomy can be performed traditionally through one large cut in the abdomen, laparoscopically using tiny incisions and small tools, or through the vagina. Full recovery may take four to six weeks. After a hysterectomy, you might experience sexual changes such as vaginal dryness or a change in libido. It is common to experience strong emotions after a hysterectomy, including both grief and relief. If your ovaries were removed, you may be at higher risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Taking hormonal birth control might reduce this risk.