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Endometriosis Services in Hammond Illinois

Pain Management for Endometriosis

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand how debilitating the pain associated with endometriosis can be. Our team of dedicated professionals is highly experienced in providing effective pain management options that improve the quality of life for our patients from Hammond. We utilize a comprehensive approach to pain relief which includes non-surgical interventions, medication management, and education on self-care practices specifically aimed at managing endometriosis-related discomfort.

Hormonal Therapies

Hormones play a key role in endometriosis and its symptoms. At Womens Health Group Chicago, our commitment to providing tailored hormonal therapies helps us effectively address this aspect of your health condition. We offer hormone therapy treatments that aim to alleviate harsh symptoms by controlling ovarian function or preventing the growth of new implants – hence offering significant symptom relief for women with endometriosis.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

For those times when conservative treatment isn’t enough, minimally invasive surgery may provide the answer you’re seeking. The skillful OBGYNs at Womens Health Group Chicago are experts in laparoscopic surgery techniques designed to diagnose and treat issues related to endometriosis while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues. This often results in shorter recovery times, less postoperative pain, and reduced risk compared to traditional open surgeries – letting you get back to your life faster.

Fertility Preservation & Treatment

Endometriosis can impact fertility; however, with modern medicine’s advances paired with our specialized care here at Womens Health Group Chicago, it does not have to mean an end all hope for starting or growing your family. Utilizing evidence-based techniques along with personalized support offered throughout your journey towards parenthood while dealing with endometriotics difficulties has allowed countless women from Hammond realize their dreams of motherhood despite this medical condition.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Did you know pelvic floor dysfunction can be a common complication and source of pain for individuals with endometriosis? At Womens Health Group Chicago, our team offers specialized Pelvic Floor Therapy designed to address these unique challenges. This therapy aims at easing pain, reducing discomfort during intercourse, improving bowel function and overall enhancing the quality of life.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition plays an astoundingly vital role in managing many health conditions including endometriosis. That’s why we’ve incorporated nutritional counseling into our comprehensive care approach here at Womens Health Group Chicago. Our nutritionists work hand-in-hand with you to craft diet plans that alleviate symptoms, promote healing after surgeries and enhance your overall wellness journey by empowering you with knowledge about food choices that can positively impact your condition.

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, Hammond'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 Hammond-based team of physicians and staff brings 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 in Hammond.

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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 Hammond. 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, 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 Hammond.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Naperville's own Dr. Michael M. Awad, exemplifies our dedication to leadership and community engagement. With a distinguished career characterized by research contributions and academic appointments, Dr. Mike embodies our commitment to education and advancing medical knowledge. By choosing us in Hammond, 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 Hammond'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 for the Hammond community.

Women's Health Services in Hammond


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.