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Endometriosis Services in Essex Illinois

Pain Management

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand that endometriosis can cause immense discomfort and interfere with daily activities. Our dedicated medical team provides personalized pain management plans to help manage the painful symptoms associated with this condition. We employ various techniques including medications, lifestyle changes and alternative therapies like acupuncture or yoga to decrease inflammation and alleviate chronic pain.

Hormonal Therapies

In many cases of endometriosis, hormonal therapy has been proven to be highly effective in treating symptoms. At our clinic you will find a wide range of hormonal treatment options tailored specifically for your needs. Our proficient physicians work alongside patients to evaluate their hormone levels and prescribe treatments designed to regulate menstrual cycles and prevent overgrowth of endometrial tissues, helping relieve distressing symptoms.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

For women where non-surgical treatments have not effectively controlled their endometriosis symptoms or seeking fertility restoration, minimally invasive surgeries might be recommended by our experienced surgeons at Womens Health Group Chicago near Essex area. Laparoscopy -small incision surgery allows us medical team determine extent of condition and treat it simultaneously while providing faster recovery times than traditional surgical methods.

Fertility Preservation and Treatment

Understanding the potential impact on fertility that often comes with an Endometriosis diagnosis is paramount at Womens Health Group Chicago. We offer advanced fertility preservation techniques such as egg freezing for those who hope to conceive in the future but are currently battling with this debilitating ailment.. Additionally, we offer comprehensive infertility treatment options aimed at promoting pregnancy even while managing the disease itself..

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Endometriosis often affects pelvic muscles leading to pain during sexual activity & other tasks involving use of these muscles .Our renowned therapists specialize in pelvic rehabilitation; devising unique therapeutic exercises aimed at strengthening pelvic muscles and alleviating the associated pains. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we provide individualized treatment plans to optimize your health and boost your quality of life.

Nutritional Counseling

We firmly believe that nutrition plays a significant role in managing Endometriosis. Our expert dieticians offer nutritional counseling aiming to design an optimal diet plan reducing inflammation & hormonal imbalances caused by endometriosis while also boosting overall well-being. Whether you require support to manage weight or advice on how nutrients influence hormones – our dedicated team is here for Essex women at every step of their healing journey.

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

With over 30 years of committed service, Essex's Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in and around area. This long-standing presence demonstrates 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 highly qualified to address a wide range of women's health needs for Essex residents.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our Essex clinic adopts a holistic approach that focuses on not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice extends past symptom management, striving to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Essex.

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 Essex, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Essex'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 Essex 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 Essex community.

Women's Health Services in Essex


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.