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Transforming minimally-invasive hysterectomies with the da Vinci® robotics-assisted surgery

Robotic Hysterectomy in Chicago IL area

The National Women’s Health Network reports that more than one in three women will have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. This procedure to remove the uterus, cervix, surrounding tissue, and part of the vagina as needed may be performed as an open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or robotic-assisted surgery.  Drs Stanley Friedell, Regina Belmonte, Julianne Morton, Whitney Dunn, Aleena Lakhanpal, Margaret Kistner, and Brandon Anhalt perform laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Friedell is also certified to perform robotic surgery using the fourth-generation da Vinci Xi® surgical system.  How robotic-assisted surgery is transforming laparoscopic hysterectomies At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, … Continue reading

Women’s health is our specialty and priority Trust our advanced expertise, technologies

Best OBGYN Specialist in Chicago area

There are more than 160 recognized specialties and subspecialties in the U.S. By partnering with a qualified specialist, or OBGYN, women are best equipped to maintain their health – and the health of their babies — at every stage of pregnancy and childbirth.  Northwestern Women’s Health Associates is led by a talented and experienced team of physicians and nurse practitioners. Our obstetricians and gynecologists are board-certified and sought-after authorities in a range of subspecialty areas. Additionally, as our name suggests, we are affiliated with Northwestern Memorial/Prentice Women’s Hospital. We are regularly ranked as one of the top hospitals in Chicago … Continue reading

Your Freedom, Your Choice, Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Chicago IL Area

Most women use a form of birth control for many years within their lifetime. Finding the best birth control method involves thinking about several things, such as: Ease of use Success rate preventing pregnancy Ability to prevent infection of sexually transmitted diseases Existing health conditions At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, our compassionate team can help you find contraceptive solutions that fit your life, such as birth control after childbirth options. We believe in building relationships with our patients to help them attain their goals better. Hormonal Birth Control Options: Pills, Injections, Implants, Patches, and Rings Here are a few long-term … Continue reading

We resolve the source of pain and other symptoms promptly and detect asymptomatic cysts proactively

Ovarian Cyst Pain Treatment in Chicago IL Area

Pain. Each of us experiences discomfort differently. Some of us have higher tolerances for pain than others. Generally, pain is your body’s way of saying, “I’m hurt.” The nervous system produces pain sensations to protect you from behaviors that may lead to severe injuries. Additionally, pain can aid in detecting underlying health problems.  Gynecological problems may be associated with discomfort, including ovarian cysts. A cyst forms in (or on) an ovary. These common, fluid-filled sacs or pouches are often non-cancerous.  Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, Illinois, accurately pinpoints sources of pain and other symptoms. If cysts are the cause, … Continue reading

A Guide to Total Hysterectomy, the Benefits of Minimally-Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Chicago IL Area

Minimally-invasive procedures offer many benefits to patients. These techniques minimize trauma to the treatment site during surgery. In turn, smaller incisions are associated with fewer risks and complications, such as bleeding, significant scars, infections, and exposure to contaminants. Additionally, fast and healthy healing is supported with less to recover from. Time in the hospital and overall costs are also reduced. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, Illinois, we use laparoscopic technologies and techniques to perform surgeries (such as total hysterectomy) as a minimally-invasive alternative to conventional “open” surgery. Total Hysterectomy Hysterectomy represents one of the most common surgeries administered … Continue reading

What is a Robotic Hysterectomy?

Robotic Hysterectomy Procedure Available Near Me In Chicago

If you’re a candidate for a full or partial hysterectomy, then you may have heard your doctor mention the possibility of a robotic hysterectomy. Over the past few years, this procedure has become relatively standard, but few people outside of the medical community have a lot of familiarity with it. If you’re looking to have a hysterectomy in the near future, consult the Northwestern Women’s Health Associates team serving patients in and around the Chicago area. What you need to know about this procedure Robotic hysterectomies replace vaginal hysterectomies. Vaginal hysterectomies are usually considered the least invasive form of this … Continue reading

What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?

What Are The Ovarian Cystectomy Procedure And symptoms, Near Me In Chicago

If you’re experiencing unusual pain or other symptoms in the lower part of your abdomen, you might have ovarian cysts. This condition is defined by having fluid-filled sacs located on or near the ovaries. At the same time, it’s a good idea to have a doctor make a formal diagnosis. Suppose you are residing in the Chicago area or Northwest Indiana and experiencing the following symptoms. It is probably time to make an appointment with the Northwestern Women’s Health Associates team to determine if an ovarian cystectomy procedure is needed. Ovarian Cysts Symptoms Pain. Women with ovarian cysts can experience … Continue reading

Chicago gynecologist specializing in minimally invasive surgery for fibroids, endometriosis, and more

Minimally Invasive Surgery For Fibroids Near Me In Chicago, IL

If you have been suffering from the symptoms of uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, or other painful gynecologic issues, surgical treatment may be the only way to provide you with long-lasting relief. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, Illinois, our team of gynecologists specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques to help restore your quality of life – with minimal scarring and faster recovery. Hysteroscopy A hysteroscopy is a specialized procedure where a thin telescope called a hysteroscope is inserted into the vaginal opening to examine and treat abnormalities in the cervix or uterus. Sonohystogram may be recommended if you … Continue reading

Chicago gynecologist explains when to see a specialist about your Ovarian Cyst

When Is The Correct Time To See A Ovarian Cyst Specialist In Chicago, IL

The ovaries are two oval-shaped organs on either side of the uterus. They hold the eggs as they develop and then release one each month during ovulation. Small, fluid-filled sacs called cysts can develop on the ovaries. Usually, an ovarian cyst is not a cause of concern. However, patients who experience symptoms or have a large cyst need medical intervention. The Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. team in Chicago, Illinois, provides treatment for ovarian cysts and explains when to see a specialist for treatment. Understanding ovarian cysts An ovarian cyst is a small sac of fluid that forms in or on one of … Continue reading

Chicago doctor gives tips for Hysterectomy Recovery

Doctor Gives Important Tips For Hysterectomy Recovery in Sacramento, CA

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure for the removal of the uterus. This surgery may be recommended to treat gynecological cancers, pelvic inflammatory disease, a prolapsed uterus, endometriosis, or fibroids. If you are considering a hysterectomy in Chicago, Illinois, your doctor may provide you with hysterectomy recovery tips. This ensures you are informed and prepared for your upcoming procedure. Tips for hysterectomy recovery There are three hysterectomy methods: abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic. An abdominal hysterectomy involves a five- to seven-inch incision and sutures, whereas a vaginal hysterectomy involves a small incision and internal stitches. With laparoscopic hysterectomy, small incisions are … Continue reading


Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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  • 5 Star Review

    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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