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Dr. Brett Joseph Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1875 Dempster Street; #665
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Brett Vassallo's specialty is urogynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: urologic surgery, endoscopic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Vassallo is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Vassallo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, Stress Urinary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,031
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $962
Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri-Singh, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1775 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri is a general gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cholkeri include fibroids, endometrial ablation, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. She studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Cholkeri is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie D Funkhauser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 245
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Carrie Funkhauser is a general OB/GYN in Grayslake, IL and Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Funkhauser's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery and vulva problems. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Funkhauser is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Vulva Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pregnancy, Hysterectomy

Dr. Kelly Ed Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 665
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Kelly Jirschele sees patients in Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL, and Aurora, IL. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jirschele include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and stress urinary incontinence. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jirschele honors. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Jirschele is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Moen, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1875 Dempster Street; Suite 665
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Moen is a specialist in urogynecology. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and reconstructive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Moen attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moen accepts. Dr. Moen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Moen is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,802
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $459

Specializes in General Surgery
1460 Market Street; Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Arvind Patel is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel has indicated that his clinical interests include breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Laser Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $4,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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