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Endometriosis in North Center

Endometriosis Services in North Center Illinois

Pain Management for Endometriosis

We at the Women’s Health Group Chicago understand that living with endometriosis can be uncomfortable and even painful. Pain management is a crucial part of our approach in treating this common gynecological condition. We work collaboratively with our patients, devising individualized pain management strategies to reduce discomfort and improve overall well-being. Through medications or non-pharmacologic treatments like physical therapy, we aim to help you regain control over your life.

Hormonal Therapies for Endometriosis

Hormonal therapies are an effective method for managing endometriosis symptoms. Here at Women’s Health Group Chicago, we guide our North Center patients through a wide range of hormonal treatment options based on their unique needs. This could include procedures such as oral contraceptives, progestin therapy or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agents depending on factors including age, severity of symptoms and desire to conceive in future.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Endometriosis

For instances where medication isn’t sufficient in managing endometriosis symptoms, minimally invasive surgery may be recommended by our skilled team. At Women’s Health Group Chicago, it is always our priority to ensure surgery remains a last resort option after exploring all other forms of treatment. Laparoscopic protocols allow us to perform less invasive techniques promising quicker recovery time while effectively addressing the root cause of pain.

Fertility Preservation Treatment

Endometriosis can adversely affect fertility; however it doesn’t mean motherhood is unattainable for women suffering from the condition.. The experts at Women’s Health Group Chicago specialize in providing personalized fertility preservation treatments ensuring your dreams about parenthood aren’t compromised due to this health condition.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Often overlooked yet extremely effective in managing endometriosis-related discomfort, Pelvic Floor Therapy is one of the specialized treatments we offer at Women’s Health Group Chicago. By strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, this targeted therapy can lessen chronic pain and inflammation often associated with Endometriosis while enhancing overall pelvic health.

Nutritional Counseling for Endometriosis

At Women’s Health Group Chicago, we acknowledge that a balanced diet plays a significant role in managing endometriosis symptoms and proactively improving women’s health. Our dedicated nutritionists work with you to create custom nutritional plans congruent with your lifestyle and dietary preferences helping manage hormone levels and alleviating inflammation associated with condition. The power of proper nutrition should never be underestimated when dealing with conditions like endometriosis.

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, North Center's Women's Health Group prides itself on a rich history of delivering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the North Center and surrounding area. Our long-standing presence is a testament to our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

Our 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 for North Center residents.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We remain at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the latest and safest medical techniques and treatments in North Center. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures North Center residents get 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 goes beyond symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in North Center.

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

Personalized Care and Compassion

At North Center'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 North Center community.

Women's Health Services in North Center


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.