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Chicago gynecologist aims for the least invasive treatment for fibroids

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Chicago gynecologist aims for the least invasive treatment for fibroids

Many women develop uterine fibroids at some time in their lives. Often, fibroids do not cause any symptoms and there is no need for treatment. However, there are times where uterine fibroids become an issue. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates , located in Chicago, is committed to providing each woman with a personalized treatment plan to achieve optimal health. If you are worried that you may have uterine fibroids, we can help diagnose and provide treatment.

What are uterine fibroids?

They can be called leiomyomas and myomas. These muscular tumors grow on your uterus. They may vary in size, shape, and location. They can show up on the uterus, uterine wall, or its surface, or attach to the uterus. They rarely turn into cancer. However, they may become painful, press against other organs in the pelvic region, bleed, or cause issues during pregnancy.

Treatments available

  • Watchful waiting – If you have few or no symptoms, we may recommend monitoring fibroids carefully through routine pelvic exams. We usually suggest this treatment for women nearing menopause, as menopause often causes fibroids to shrink, reducing symptoms.
  • Abnormal bleeding – Fibroids can cause abnormal bleeding. If this is occurring we can treat it with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy, birth control hormones, or possibly an intrauterine device that dispenses progesterone. Sometimes, surgery is needed instead.
  • Infertility – If your fibroids are causing difficulty conceiving, we may surgically remove them.
  • Surgical removal – We often can use small incisions with laparoscopy. In very severe cases, hysterectomy is the final intervention.

We care about each patient as an individual. We will help get you to a healthy state, to enjoy life to the fullest. Call us today to schedule a consultation – 312-440-9400.

 

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women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman highest level of sensitive, specialized care

At Northwestern Women's Health Associates

your unique needs are our highest priority.

Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; and Whitney Dunn, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

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
    "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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  • 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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