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Hysterectomy in Downers Grove

Hysterectomy Services in Downers Grove Illinois

Pre-surgical Counseling and Evaluation

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we strongly believe in the power of informed decision making. We offer dedicated pre-surgical counseling and evaluation services for our patients considering a hysterectomy. Our compassionate professionals sit down with you, discussing your medical history, analyzing your overall health status, answering any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery itself or the recovery process that follows it. Our objective here is to ensure you are thoroughly educated about the different types of procedures available for hysterectomy (laparoscopic, abdominal, vaginal), their potential risks and benefits before proceeding.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

A laparoscopic hysterectomy involves removing the uterus through several small incisions made in your abdomen. It’s less invasive than traditional methods and typically leads to faster recovery times. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we pride ourselves on our expertise in executing this procedure safely and effectively for our clients across Downers Grove taking into account its suitability as per every individual’s case specifics.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

An abdominal hysterectomy entails removal of the uterus via an incision in your lower abdomen – a traditional approach but still quite prevalent today due to its efficacy under certain circumstances like larger uteruses or existence of scar tissues from previous surgeries etc.. Here at Womens Health Group Chicago our qualified surgeons undertake each operation responsibly assuring optimal management during and after surgery thus facilitating peace of mind intertwined with healing.

Vaginal Hystrectomy

In contrast to an abdominal method, a vaginal hystrectomy means extracting your uterus through an incision made inside vagina causing no external wound hence generally quicker recoveries; however feasibility depends upon specific conditions which would be discussed extensively prior-your-commitment-to-proceed by our adept experts who are well versed on multiplication vectors requiring such methodology.

Post-operative Care and Recovery

Proper post-operative care is equally important as any surgery itself if not more. We at Womens Health Group Chicago, recognize this deeply thus prioritizing your recovery process after each Hysterectomy with keen attention to every possible detail. Starting from managing pain effectively through right medication combinations to advising on applicable physical activities or necessary rest intervals; our dedicated team is there consistently supporting your journey back to the full health.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may become necessary for some women following a hysterectomy when ovaries are also removed causing instant menopause symptoms which could be quite severe otherwise even debilitating due extent of hormonal changes happening all of sudden within body. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we provide informed guidance about Hormone Therapy options helping you manage these new changes gracefully while ensuring overall vitality’s maintenance in an optimal state. Women across Downers Grove trust us for their most sensitive healthcare needs because we commit ourselves thoroughly towards their well-being post-operation care inclusive all along until they regain complete wellness!

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 unwavering service, Downers Grove's Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in and around area. Our long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The experienced team of physicians and staff offers a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas 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 Downers Grove residents.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering state-of-the-art and safest medical techniques and treatments in Downers Grove. 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 focuses on not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice reaches beyond symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Downers Grove.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Naperville's own Dr. Michael M. Awad, 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 Downers Grove, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Downers Grove'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 Downers Grove clinic.

Women's Health Services in Downers Grove


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.