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Hysterectomy Services in Burnham Illinois

Pre-surgical Counseling and Evaluation

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we believe in empowering our patients by providing them with comprehensive information so that they can make an informed decision about their treatment. Our pre-surgical counseling and evaluation services are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. We provide insightful advice for various surgical procedures, including hysterectomy. This includes detailed discussions on the procedure’s risks, benefits, recovery process, alternatives etc., all backed up by complete health checkups and physical evaluations.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is one of our specialties at Womens Health Group Chicago. The procedure involves a few small incisions made in the belly button allowing our expert surgeons to guide a tiny camera and specialized tools required for surgery. The minimally invasive nature of this technique typically results in lower levels of post-operative pain, less bleeding, quicker recoveries and shorter hospital stays when compared to conventional surgery procedures.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

An abdominal hysterectomy conducted at Womens Health Group Chicago entails removing the uterus through an incision in your lower abdomen. This method allows us to directly access both the uterus and surrounding areas during surgery which often translates into higher success rates for resolving specific complex conditions than its non-invasive counterparts. Although recovery time may be slightly longer than other methods, our care team will ensure you receive personalized support throughout every stage.

Vaginal Hysterectomy

We also offer vaginal hysterectomies as part of our expansive range of services available within Burnham’s vicinity at Womens Health Group Chicago. During this type of surgery, your surgeon operates through a small cut made inside your vagina instead of cutting into your abdomen which has several advantages like lesser noticeable scars post-operation along with faster healing times due to fewer wounds created internally.

Post-operative Care and Recovery

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand that the period following a hysterectomy can be physically and emotionally challenging. That’s why our care team is committed to providing excellent post-operative services to expedite your recovery. We closely monitor your progress, manage any pain or discomfort expeditiously, provide advice regarding suitable activities/exercises and address any possible complications promptly.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

We also provide hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at Womens Health Group Chicago for those experiencing menopausal symptoms due to a recent hysterectomy. Hormone levels tend to fluctuate after such procedures often causing multiple side-effects which can be effectively managed through HRT under experts’ guidance here within Burnham’s reach. This leads you into maintaining better health outcomes long-term thereby allowing seamless return back to normalcy in all aspects of life.

Your Doctors

Michael Awad, DO

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Alexis Schnakenburg, PA-C

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepted Insurance Providers

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. For more information regarding specific plans, please call our office.

Why Choose Us?

Decades of Experience

Boasting more than 30 years of committed service, Burnham's Women's Health Group boasts a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the greater area. Our long-standing presence is a testament to our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

Our team of physicians and staff provides a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From routine care to specialized treatments, our skilled professionals are highly qualified to address a wide range of women's health needs in Burnham.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the most advanced and safest medical techniques and treatments in Burnham. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures our patients receive the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we embrace a holistic approach that takes into account not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice goes beyond symptom management, seeking to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Burnham.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Dr. Michael M. Awad, our leading expert, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career marked by research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in Burnham, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Burnham's Women's Health Group, you're not just a patient; you're an individual with unique needs and concerns. Our personalized approach ensures that each Burnham resident receives tailored care that addresses your specific circumstances. Coupled with our compassionate staff, you'll find a welcoming and supportive environment that fosters trust and comfort for the Burnham community.

Women's Health Services in Burnham


Experienced OBGYN services covering a range of women's health needs, from routine exams to complex gynecological issues, with a focus on compassionate care.

Birth Control

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle

Pap Smear

Regular Pap smear screenings to detect cervical changes early, using the latest technology for accuracy and comfort in women's preventive health care.


Advanced diagnostic techniques and personalized treatment plans for endometriosis, including medication management and minimally invasive surgical options

Prenatal Care

Comprehensive prenatal care for expectant mothers, offering nutritional guidance, health monitoring, and support throughout pregnancy for a healthy birth.


Expert surgical care for hysterectomy procedures, focusing on minimally invasive techniques for faster recovery and optimal women's health outcomes.


Innovative infertility treatments and supportive care, including IVF, IUI, and fertility preservation, to help couples achieve their dream of parenthood.

STD Testing

Confidential and comprehensive STD testing and counseling, utilizing the latest testing methods to ensure accurate and timely sexual health management.

Hormone Replacement

Personalized hormone replacement therapy to address menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalances, and improve overall quality of life for women.


Expert insertion and management of IUDs, offering a long-term, reversible birth control option that is highly effective and convenient for women.

Physical Therapy

Comprehensive birth control counseling and a variety of options, including pills, implants, and IUDs, tailored to individual health needs and lifestyle.

Women's Health Clinic

A dedicated women's health clinic providing a full spectrum of services including screenings, treatments, and wellness education in a supportive environment.

Patient Reviews:

Liv Story
Liv Story
My appointment was at the location off Harlem— The easiest, and most positive experience I’ve ever had at an annual exam! The entire team was friendly and welcoming. I was taken care of in one visit and on with my day in no time! I am excited to have established practice with Women’s Health Group
Amanda Suffern
Amanda Suffern
Dr.Mike is amazing. He listens, has solutions and follows through. I travel over an hour to see him and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Lisa Rourke
Lisa Rourke
I've been coming to Dr. Awad and Dr. Mike for over 30 years. Never had a bad experience and actually look forward to chatting with them both. I was a little sad and nervous when I was told Dr. Mike was unavailable today (delivering babies!) so I saw Dr. Lexi. I should have known Dr. Mike would only hire the best to work with him. Dr. Lexi was kind and knowledgeable. She asked all the right questions and was very gentle. Great staff as well.
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
Katherine Briggith Castillo Estupiñan
I am very grateful for Dr. Michael's work with ethics and love, it has been a blessing in the birth of my baby, a wonderful labor process! Thank you!
Brenda Burton
Brenda Burton
Excellent care. Pt.centered care where you are treated like family.
Tessa Lopez
Tessa Lopez
Dr Awad and Dr Lexy are the best in town! I just simply feel comfortable and well taken care of. All the team is amazing and very welcoming.