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What is a Colposcopy, and why might it be needed?

OBGYN Colposcopy in Chicago Area

A colposcopy is a women’s health procedure used to examine the tissues of the cervix, vulva, and vaginal wall. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, Illinois, we may recommend a colposcopy for a variety of reasons, typically after abnormal results are found on a Pap smear. Read on to learn more about this procedure and what to expect. What is a colposcopy? A colposcopy is a quick and minimally invasive procedure used to get a closer look at the cervix, vulva, and vagina. This is to identify issues such as precancerous or cancerous lesions, genital warts, and cervical inflammation. … Continue reading

Tips for recovery after a Hysterectomy

Doctor for Hysterectomy in Chicago Area

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, Illinois, we know that the decision to undergo hysterectomy surgery is a big one. Advances in surgical techniques, including the da Vinci robotic hysterectomy, have enabled us to perform this procedure with fewer complications and less postoperative pain. However, it is important to understand that it is still a surgical procedure that requires healing and recovery. Preparing a plan for your recovery period can help ease the healing process and set you up for success. What to expect immediately after your surgery After your surgery is complete, we will take you to a … Continue reading

Hysteroscopy: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Submucosal fibroid seen at a hysteroscope

Abnormal uterine bleeding can negatively impact your life in many ways. While there can be several different underlying causes, women who suffer from abnormal bleeding due to uterine abnormalities, such as submucosal fibroids or polyps, can often be treated with a minimally invasive hysteroscopy. The doctors at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, Illinois, can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment option. What is a hysteroscopy? A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to both diagnose and treat abnormal bleeding. Using a tool called a hysteroscope, which is a thin … Continue reading

Northwestern OBGYN in Chicago Explains About Regular Gynecology Care for Women

Northwestern OBGYN in Chicago Area Explains About Regular Gynecology Care for Women

While gynecology refers explicitly to the field of medicine dedicated to the female reproductive system, your gynecological wellness can have a significant and serious impact on your overall health. For this reason, it’s critical to establish and maintain regular visits with a professional gynecologist you can trust. They can help you plan for the years to come and keep an eye on your well-being, offering support and care, so you remain as healthy as possible. The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, IL, consists of certified gynecologists with years of experience treating patients of all ages. Our team … Continue reading

The Leading Board-Certified Women’s Health Care Doctors in Chicago

The Leading Board-Certified Women’s Health Care Doctors in Chicago Area

Northwestern Women’s Health Associates offers comprehensive, personalized care for women living in the Chicago area. From regularly scheduled OBGYN check-ups to birth control or specialized laparoscopic surgical procedures, our expert team of board-certified physicians represents some of Chicago’s leading doctors in women’s health care, with years of experience and a state-of-the-art facility. Whatever your health care needs, the Northwestern OBGYN team is here for you. They’ve tailored their practice to meet the diverse needs of every patient. From the moment you walk in the door, you’re met with a comforting, family-oriented environment. You’ll be a part of the family, treated … Continue reading

Safe long-term birth control options in Chicago

Birth Control Options at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. in Chicago Area

The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. offers comprehensive women’s care to patients from Chicago to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas. Our women’s health services include obstetrics, gynecology, well women visits, and birth control options. Whether you are not ready to start a family or have already had children, birth control methods are available to suit each woman’s needs and lifestyle preferences. Various birth control options available Birth control is a way of preventing an unwanted pregnancy. There are several options that vary in how they are taken or applied, their effectiveness, and the ease of use. Treatment … Continue reading

Chicago physicians offer tips for faster recovery from a laparoscopic hysterectomy

Tips for Faster Recovery From a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Chicago area

The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. offers comprehensive women’s care to patients from Chicago to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas. A hysterectomy may be performed abdominally or laparoscopically. Both types require time for the body to heal. If a hysterectomy is recommended, you may ask your doctor for tips for faster recovery from a laparoscopic hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. The fallopian tubes and ovaries may or may not be removed. This procedure may be done laparoscopically through several small abdominal incisions or abdominally through a single, large incision. A … Continue reading

Effective treatment in Chicago for perimenopausal bleeding

Perimenopausal Bleeding Treatment in Chicago area

A woman’s shift from when she can conceive a baby to the end of menstrual cycles is termed perimenopause. It can begin as early as your late 30s and last for several years – up to a decade. During this time, you may experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including unusual bleeding. Women in Chicago have effective treatment options at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. to minimize perimenopausal bleeding. A three-phase transition The hormonal fluctuations of perimenopause begin while menstrual cycles are still occurring with some regularity. You may begin to experience: Hot flashes Night sweats Sleep disruptions Headaches or … Continue reading

Chicago women’s health practice shares 10 ways to relieve menstrual cramps

10 Ways to Relieve Menstrual Cramps in Chicago area

Do you experience menstrual discomfort, especially before or during the first few days of your period? You certainly are not alone. About 80 percent of women suffer from symptoms of dysmenorrhea at some point between puberty and menopause. The condition can be debilitating and chronic. The compassionate professionals at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. in Chicago share these 10 ways to relieve menstrual cramps, to help you enjoy greater comfort every day of the month. Tip number 1 – Understand what is causing your pain The first step to finding relief from menstrual pain is to know what is going … Continue reading

Recognizing symptoms of ovarian cysts and finding treatments in Chicago

Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts and Treatments in Chicago area

If you have had regular menstrual cycles, you have probably had an ovarian cyst, as well. They occur at some point in most ovulating women and usually resolve naturally without any issues. However, about eight percent of premenopausal women develop cysts that cause problematic symptoms and require medical treatments. The doctors at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. in Chicago, IL share this information to help you determine when to seek professional care. Understanding ovarian cysts Ovulation is the clinical term for the release of an egg from a woman’s ovary, which normally happens once a month. A cyst is a … Continue reading

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    "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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    "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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    "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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    "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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    "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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    "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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    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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    "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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    "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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    "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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