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Hysterectomy Services in Douglas Illinois

Pre-Surgical Counseling and Evaluation

At the Womens Health Group Chicago, we pride our clinic in providing comprehensive pre-surgical counseling and evaluation for women seeking a hysterectomy. This initial step is essential to ensure your body’s readiness for surgery as well as mentally prepare you for what to expect. Our medical professionals listen attentively to understand your specific health concerns, review your physical condition and medical history thoroughly, enabling us to propose the most effective treatment plan personalized according to your unique needs.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Minimally invasive procedures like laparoscopic hysterectomies are professionally conducted at the Womens Health Group Chicago. If conditions allow, opting for a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy can be a less strenuous route introduced through tiny incisions made in the abdomen or cervix assisted by high-tech cameras and precise surgical instruments. It offers quicker recovery time, fewer complications post-operation with minimal scarring compared to traditional open surgeries making it increasingly popular amongst Douglas females.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

For cases where larger tumors are present or if there are higher chances of cancerous growths occurring, an abdominal hysterectomy may be recommended by our world-class specialists at our clinic. Despite being more intrusive than its laparoscopic counterpart due to the requirement of a wide incision around either bikini line or middle abdomen area; this tried-and-tested route facilitates thorough on-ground surgical explorations should unforeseen complexities arise during operation therefore bolstering patient safety.

Vaginal Hysterectomy

As an alternative option designed primarily for patients not planning future pregnancies or cervical malignancies worries; Vaginal Hysterectomies hold their appeal since no external wound would exist post-procedure hence aesthetically appealing coupled with shorter hospitalizations required together increased lower discomfort levels experienced during recovery.

Post-operative Care and Recovery

Our dedicated team at Womens Health Group Chicago is committed to supporting you not only throughout the process of hysterectomy, but also ensuring your smooth transition during your post-operative recovery. We offer a detailed roadmap for recovery alongside catered rehabilitation programs all constructed on the foundation of therapeutic care accompanied by auxiliary medical advice tailored to suit individual healing paces hence expediting full restoration soonest possible.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

An integral component to balance rebuilding post-hysterectomy includes Hormone Replacement Therapies (HRT). Our specialists would engage in detailed consultancy mechanisms presenting a panoramic view of potentials and repercussions associated with such therapies making sure our patients are fully aware in their decisions they undertake moving forth. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we meticulously strategize these procedures whilst administering precision driven HRT plans thus providing holistic treatment encouraging sustainable health with optimal results achieved thanks to our unrivalled expertise vested in women’s wellbeing within Douglas community.

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

Celebrating over 30 years of dedicated service, the Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of providing comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the Douglas and surrounding area. Our long-standing presence is a testament to our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The Douglas-based team of physicians and staff provides a wealth of experience and expertise in the full range of Gynecology and Obstetrics. From routine care to specialized treatments, our skilled professionals are equipped to address a wide range of women's health needs for Douglas residents.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We remain at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the latest and safest medical techniques and treatments in Douglas. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures Douglas residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we embrace a holistic approach that considers not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice extends past symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Douglas.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Our lead physician, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career featuring research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in Douglas, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At the heart of Douglas'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 all our patients receive 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 in our Douglas clinic.

Women's Health Services in Douglas


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.