Women’s health is our specialty and priority Trust our advanced expertise, technologies
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 and Illinois and among the leading institutions in the country. Patients have peace of mind that their health is in exceptional and caring hands.
All women are generally advised to visit specialists like our skilled ob-gyn team every year. Depending on factors such as age, you may be screened for cervical cancer or HPV (human papillomavirus). Importantly, these annual “well” visits are great opportunities to remain that way, healthy and feeling your best. We welcome any questions concerning symptoms or changes that you have noticed. In fact, it is important that you contact us right away and tell us about any changes that you have noticed, such as:
- Pelvic pain
- Painful sex
- Heavy bleeding during periods
- Lengthy periods (lasting more than seven days)
- Pain when urinating
- Painful periods
There are myriad conditions that could be associated with these and other symptoms that we commonly see and treat. Fortunately, we have the considerable expertise and advanced technologies to accurately pinpoint the source of these distressing problems. With an accurate diagnosis in hand, we can effectively treat the underlying problem.
Pregnant women should not ignore pelvic, abdominal, or radiating lower back pain. We will get you on a healthy schedule of regular visits to our practice. We can review any concerns you may have and stay ahead of potential problems.
Partly, for all women, regardless of whether they are pregnant, we work to identify and minimize the risks of developing conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. These and other largely “modifiable” factors or associated lifestyle factors (like smoking and being overweight) can increase the risk of certain cancers and pregnancy complications.
Our associates are adept at proactively caring for women at every stage of their lives and treating a range of obstetric and gynecologic conditions. Our expertise includes:
- “Normal” care during pregnancy
- Caring for “complicated” pregnancies, i.e., women with preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or babies who are at risk of congenital disorders
- Testing for genetic conditions
- Fetal monitoring to track baby’s heartbeat
- Treatment of endometriosis
- Laparoscopic or minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery
- Hysteroscopy (for biopsies to remove tumors and polyps)
- Open, laparoscopic, and robotic hysterectomies
- Fibroid management
- Contraceptive and birth control
- Endometrial ablation (for heavy periods)
- Care of pelvic and ovarian masses/cysts
If it is a concern to you, it is a concern to us. And, as specialists and leaders in supporting women’s health, we can be trusted to help you through whatever life brings, its challenges, and its joys, as we celebrate those, too! Call 312-440-9400 to schedule an appointment today at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, IL.