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Chicago, IL area patients ask, “What is laparoscopic abdominal surgery?”

Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery in Chicago IL area

Chicago, IL area women who are told by their doctor that they could benefit from laparoscopic abdominal surgery are often suffering from problems such as: Ovarian cysts Fibroids Abnormal bleeding Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is a procedure that can help women with these issues achieve a better quality of life. What is laparoscopic abdominal surgery? The team of doctors at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. is here to help patients learn more about their treatment options, and once they have decided on a procedure, what to expect. When women are told they can benefit from a laparoscopic abdominal surgery, they may … Continue reading

What to expect with hysteroscopy surgery in Chicago, IL

Hysteroscopy Surgery in Chicago IL area

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, we offer patients in and around  Chicago,  diagnostic and surgery procedures that can be used to improve their reproductive health and decrease abnormal uterine bleeding. Our team of doctors provides a wide range of procedures, including treatments using hysteroscopy. We can walk women through what to expect to help them feel more at ease before, during, and after their treatment in our office. Understanding hysteroscopy A hysteroscopy is a specialized procedure that allows a professional to look directly into the uterus for the diagnosis or treatment of a variety of reproductive health concerns. It is … Continue reading

Chicago, IL area doctors offer hysterectomy via advanced GYN surgery

Advanced GYN Surgery in Chicago IL area

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. in Chicago,  women can feel at ease talking to professionals who care about their patients’ concerns. When women are considering advanced GYN surgery options like a hysterectomy, they may feel uneasy about choosing a treatment option. The doctors at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates offer guidance to women to help them choose the right treatment for their individual needs. Our team uses advanced technologies to provide precision while being as minimally invasive as possible. Women who are considering hysterectomies for personal or medical purposes are welcome to ask about the benefits of these minimally invasive … Continue reading

Compare birth control methods and which option suits you best, with your Chicago, IL gynecologist

In Chicago area Gynecologist Explains Birth Control Methods and Options

Birth control is an important part of many women’s family planning and with more options than ever before, it can be daunting to figure out which method is right for you. Below, our team of gynecologists at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. in Chicago, IL explains the most commonly used forms of birth control, how they work, how long they last, and other important information. Low maintenance birth control options The IUD and implant are both very low-maintenance methods of birth control that are 99% effective. The implant lasts up to three years and depending on the type of IUD … Continue reading

For a safe and healthy pregnancy: What you need to know about Obstetricians/Gynecologists near Chicago, IL

Obstetricians and Gynecologists near Chicago, IL area

When you become pregnant and embark on the journey to becoming a parent, it can be overwhelming to learn about the development of your baby, the changes happening in your body, what you should do for a safe and healthy pregnancy, and what you need to avoid. With the guidance of a trusted obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), those stresses can dissipate as your doctor helps you navigate pregnancy while also monitoring the health of you and your baby. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C., patients near Chicago,  can find the trusting, compassionate care they need through all stages of pregnancy—from before you … Continue reading

Do you need an Obstetrician in Chicago, ? The following tips can help you find the perfect fit

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, goal is to improve the health and lives of women.

Your first pregnancy can be an exciting and overwhelming time and finding the right Obstetrician can seem like a daunting task. Your Obstetrician will play a huge roll in your pregnancy and after-care, so it’s important to find someone you trust who is a good fit for you. Like all human beings, every Obstetrician comes with a different personality, office environment, and expertise. Picking the right one takes more than a few quick Google searches. The good news is that with a little homework and due diligence, you can find a doctor that will be great for you. At Northwestern … Continue reading

The importance of STD testing for women in Chicago,

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, we encourage our patients to have an open and honest dialogue with us about sexual health and the risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

STD testing is something that every person who is sexually active should have done at least once, and for some, even more regularly. Still, in the United States, over half of sexually active people under the age of 25 will have contracted a sexually transmitted disease, and many will not even know they have it. While the thought of bringing up STD testing can seem embarrassing, the truth is that it is one of the most important ways sexually active adults can protect their health, and in many cases, it can be life-saving.  When certain STDs are left untreated they … Continue reading

Chicago, doctor discusses pap smears and what to do if yours is abnormal

The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, knows all too well the potentially devastating effects of cervical cancer

It’s estimated that ever year in the United States, nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and of those diagnosed, almost 5,000 of them will die from the disease. Worse still, many of these deaths could have been avoided through early detection. The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, knows all too well the potentially devastating effects of cervical cancer, which is why we encourage women to schedule annual exams with a pap smear. What is a pap smear and why is it important? Pap smears save lives. The test is a quick and effective screening for cervical cancer. … Continue reading

The importance of annual exams and regular gynecology care for women in Chicago

Routine gynecological care from Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, helps improve quality of life for women of all ages through diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions associated with female productive organs.

Do you visit the gynecologist every year for an annual wellness visit? Life can be busy, and fitting in doctor appointments can sometimes get overlooked during the daily hustle and bustle. However, regular gynecology care is important for your health, and postponing them can increase the risk of discovering late-stage illnesses. There are many benefits to annual well woman exams, including the early detection, treatment, and management of many preventable illnesses. Women of all ages can experience the benefits of prioritizing their health. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, we offer comprehensive women’s health care to patients of all … Continue reading

Chicago, physicians explain treatment and surgery for ovarian cysts

The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates offers comprehensive women’s care to patients from Chicago, to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas

The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates offers comprehensive women’s care to patients from Chicago, to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas. Ovarian cysts are common among women who still get their period. In many cases, they go away on their own. For other patients, surgery may be necessary for ovarian cyst removal. What is an ovarian cyst? Females have two ovaries, the sacs where eggs develop and mature. At some point in their lives, many women develop an ovarian cyst which is a solid or fluid-filled pocket that forms inside or on one of the ovaries. Some women get … Continue reading


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  • Northwestern Women's Health Associates
    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Gerilynn H.


    Dr. Regina Belmonte has been providing all the services I have needed for over 12 years. She saw me through both of my pregnancies and her expertise is vast. Even after I moved far away from the city, I still embrace and look forward to her care and services, and I refuse to switch doctors. She is worth the trip! Going through both pregnancies I had to meet with all of the Dr's. and all were wonderful. The nurses are fantastic. I have gotten 98% of what I have ever needed just talking to a nurse. So grateful for this practice and so confident with the care I receive.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jelly T.


    Dr. Abbie Roth is GOLD!
    I have never met a doctor who is caring and brilliant and with a great sense of humor as doctor Abbie Roth. She is very professional and has an excellent bedside manner. When I had a life threatening complication after my C-section, she and her Prentice team of doctors and nurses were such an efficient team under pressure while making sure they explain every process and steps during the situation. Dr. Abbie Roth and her team literally saved my life! I am very fortunate to have met Dr. Roth, I will never forget her and will continue to see her for my future OB/Gyne health. I highly recommend this practice and Dr. Roth!
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jessica


    If you are new to Chicago or are just looking for a new physician, please make an appointment with Dr. Friedell. This is the first time in my adult life, that a doctor spent an hour with me going over my medical history, asking questions and documenting my history accurately. His assessment and subsequent surgery were all done t a T! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or his staff. I have had very positive experiences every time I've gone and I always leave feeling like I've been really seen and heard.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Monica E.


    I was recommended to NWWH through a friend after a year of unsuccessful IUI with my partner. We were seen and cared for by Dr. Friedell. Best decision ever. You will definitely wait for the doctor for maybe 30 minutes past your appointment time but you will not regret it. His thoroughness and patience to explain everything to us in a way we understood was amazing. He was quick to start a game plan for us. We will definitely stick with Dr. Friedell as our OB/GYN.

    Apart from Dr. Friedell, the staff was quick to perform any lab work and ultrasounds with friendly conversation and compassion. This type of service really helps when we've gone through a rough time trying to get pregnant. Definitely make an appointment with Dr. Friedell.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Jennifer H.


    I have been going to Dr. Friedell for over a year now and he has been nothing less than amazing. When I first came to him to discuss pregnancy, he was incredibly informative and understanding. He was also willing to take the time to answer all of my questions and help in any way he could. He just delivered my son in March and to say he went the extra mile during delivery would be an understatement. I had some complications and with any other doctor I would have had a c-section. Dr. Friedell worked with me and was extremely patient and because of his care and expertise I had a successful vaginal delivery. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Karima R.


    I have been going to this office for little over a month now due to some complications! I have been seen Dr. Friedell, he is very caring and always made sure he answers all my concerns. I am beyond impressed with my experience with Dr Friedell and his PA " Amber". Dr Friedell called me many times after hours to talk to me about my medical results and answers any concerns that I have.

    I would highly recommend Dr Friedell.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Elizabeth T.


    I have been a patient of this practice for over 5 years now and have only positive reviews of Dr. Feldstein. He was the doctor on call and delivered my third son without any complications. He was knowledgeable, patient focused and went above and beyond to answer my questions and provide a safe and healthy delivery. I also want to note his positive bedside manner to not only my husband and I, but to the nursing staff that was working with him. He was very respectful and I am very thankful to have had him for my delivery. I would recommend this group, Dr. Feldstein in particular without reservation.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By LA


    I switched to Dr. Roth mid pregnancy due to health insurance reasons and it was probably the best decision I have ever made in my life. She is definitely warm and funny but also extremely competent and knowledgeable. I would say what makes her stand out from other doctors is how calm and not reactive she is in even the most dire situations. My son was in serious fetal distress (unexpected and not preventable) and she was very calm and reassuring as we literally ran to the OR for my c section. With the rise of c sections today I feel Dr. Roth is one of the few remaining fabulous ob's that truly plans for normal vaginal births (your choice if you want an epi or not) and although I needed a c section I knew it was truly necessary. I could not speak more highly of her, not only did she save my sons life but she made me feel safe, secure and empowered even when decisions and actions were out of my hands.
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    5 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Dana M.


    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 Dr. Stanley Friedell, 5 Star Review By Barbara A


    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.