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Endometriosis Services in Gary Illinois

Pain Management for Endometriosis

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we emphasize a holistic and integrative approach to managing endometriosis pain. We understand that persistent pain can significantly affect your quality of life, which is why our dedicated team of experts offers customized treatment plans aimed at reducing symptoms and promoting overall well-being. Our multidisciplinary approach includes non-narcotic medications, lifestyle modification techniques, and alternative therapies like acupuncture or massages.

Hormonal Therapies for Endometriosis

Endometriosis often brings imbalance into women’s hormonal cycles. Here at Womens Health Group Chicago, we offer various hormonal therapies designed to balance hormones levels and alleviate the common symptoms associated with this condition such as heavy periods and chronic pelvic pain. Through personalized treatment regimens including birth control pills, progestin therapy or GnRH agonists – our professionals help bend the arc towards wellness thereby enhancing comfort during daily activities.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Endometriosis

Surgical procedures are sometimes necessary in treating severe cases of endometriosis; however they need not always be invasive or complex affairs. At Womens Health Group Chicago we focus on minimally invasive surgeries which include laparoscopic surgery or robotic-assisted surgery that result in less blood loss, reduced post-operative discomfort, shorter hospital stays & faster recoveries when compared to traditional open procedures.

Fertility Preservation and Treatment

Understanding the link between endometriosis and fertility issues is crucial when restorative solutions are sought for reproductive health. At Womens Health Group Chicago our competent team offers comprehensive fertility preservation options along with other infertility treatments. These strategies involve egg freezing before significant disease progression while medical interventions may encompass controlled ovarian stimulation protocols along with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Suffering from endometriosis can often lead to pelvic floor dysfunction with symptoms that range from pain during intercourse, painful bowel movements to urinary urgency. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we provide targeted pelvic floor therapies by trained physical therapists – involving various exercises and techniques to improve muscle function thereby reducing discomfort.

Nutritional Counseling for Endometriosis Management

With emerging evidence linking diet and endometriosis, there is growing interest in nutrition as an important part of treatment strategies. The professionals at Womens Health Group Chicago offer robust nutritional counseling aiming to identify eating patterns that aggravate the symptoms while promoting those that ameliorate them. Our customized dietary approaches tie together scientific insight with personal needs and priorities, fostering a healthier lifestyle for everyday living.

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 dedicated service, Gary's Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of delivering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the greater area. Our long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The Gary-based team of physicians and staff offers a wealth of experience and expertise in the full range 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 within the Gary community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our Gary clinic adopts a holistic approach that considers 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 Gary.

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

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Gary'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 you 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 for the Gary community.

Women's Health Services in Gary


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.