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IUD Services in Hegewisch Illinois

IUD Insertion and Removal

At Women’s Health Group Chicago, we passionately believe in providing women with a full range of contraceptive choices. Our efficient IUD insertion and removal services are tailored to each woman’s unique healthcare needs. With our professional team led by experienced OBGYNs, we utilize sophisticated techniques for safe and pain-free procedures.? After careful analysis of your medical history, our doctors will provide you the most suitable plan for either the placement or extraction of an intrauterine device (IUD).

Counseling On Different Types Of IUDs

Choosing a type of birth control is entirely personal and understanding which option suits best can often be quite confusing. At Women’s Health Group Chicago – Hegewisch Clinic, we offer extensive counseling on different types of IUD options available. Our physicians explain everything about hormonal and copper IUDs: from their lifespan to how they operate, making sure that whatever decision you make aligns with your individual lifestyle and health goals.

Follow-Up And Monitoring After Insertion

Your care doesn’t end at just the procedure; it extends beyond as part ‘after-care’. Ensuring optimal comfort after an IUD insertion is inevitably crucial to us at Womens Health Group Chicago. We conduct systematic follow-ups post-insertion to monitor your overall well-being while addressing any concerns promptly through swift communication coupled with personalized care plans.

Managing Side Effects And Complications

While encountering side effects or complications from using an IUD is not very common, being prepared never hurts! There may be minor discomfort initially such as cramping or spotting – but rest assured knowing that our competent medical practitioners provide strategies for managing such conditions effectively if they happen to arise.

Alternatives To Iuds

We understand that every woman has distinct health needs that demand various contraception forms. Consequently, we also give advice on alternatives to IUDs as part of our comprehensive consultation process to ensure options align with individual values and lifestyle choices. From condoms, diaphragms, contraceptive implants to oral contraceptives – our expert counselors are here to assist you in exploring all possibilities.

Emergency Contraception

Unexpected situations do occur; when they do, emergency contraception is a necessity. At Women’s Health Group Chicago – Hegewisch Clinic, we provide access to immediate solutions for emergency contraception such as morning-after pills or copper IUD placements – ensuring that every woman has swift protection during unforeseen circumstances. It’s all about empowering women with ready availability so that reproductive decisions stay exactly where they should be – in their hands.

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, Hegewisch's Women's Health Group prides itself on a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in and around 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 experienced team of physicians and staff brings 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 within the Hegewisch community.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we advocate for 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, seeking to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Hegewisch.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Our lead physician, 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 Hegewisch, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Hegewisch'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 Hegewisch community.

Women's Health Services in Hegewisch


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.