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Endometriosis in North Riverside

Endometriosis Services in North Riverside Illinois

Pain Management

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand that living with endometriosis can mean dealing with persistent pain that affects our patients’ quality of life. Therefore, a key aspect of our care involves effective and compassionate pain management. Our team employs advanced medical treatments and holistic approaches designed to alleviate the symptoms associated with endometriosis. Constant collaboration among our professional staff guarantees personalized strategies for managing pain tailored specifically towards each woman’s unique circumstances in North Riverside.

Hormonal Therapies

Our group utilizes hormonal therapies to manage endometriosis effectively by reducing estrogen levels which in turn thwarts the progression of the disease. These state-of-the-art treatments offer an alternative route, aiming to regulate hormone production organically, thereby diminishing problematic symptoms like abnormal menstruation and pelvic discomfort common with the condition. At Women’s Health Group Chicago, your health transformation is facilitated by qualified gynecologists who orchestrate tailor-made treatment plans structured around individual needs.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

When medication or hormonal therapy doesn’t suffice, minimally invasive surgery may be justifiable to relieve persisting severe pain or fertility issues stemming from endometriosis. Patient comfort is paramount at Womens Health Group Chicago; therefore, we pride ourselves on offering minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures aiding faster recovery times while ensuring maximum efficiency and negligible downtime compared to traditional open surgeries.

Fertility Preservation & Treatment

Endometriosis can compromise female fertility; however, this challenge is met confidently head-on at Women’s Health Group Chicago through innovative fertility preservation methods and breakthrough treatments targeting reproductive restoration. Fertility intervention outcomes involve improved chances of natural conception or preparing women fittingly for assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF if desired.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Pelvic floor dysfunction often accompanies endometriosis condition leading to distressing symptoms such as pelvic pain, bowel discomfort and urinary issues. At Womens Health Group Chicago, we incorporate pelvic floor therapy into patients’ holistic treatment plans which involves a series of exercises that help tone the muscles in the lower abdomen area significantly reducing said problems.

Nutritional Counseling

The role nutrition can play in managing women’s health conditions like endometriosis cannot be understated. With this understanding, Women’s Health Group Chicago offers comprehensive nutritional counseling, aimed at helping our North Riverside patients manage weight effectively, reduce inflammation and promote general well-being through tailored diet plans suitable for living with endometriosis. Our dedicated dietitians guide you on dietary changes and lifestyle adaptations to ensure an overall improvement.

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, the Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the North Riverside 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

The experienced team of physicians and staff provides 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 Riverside residents.

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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 North Riverside. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures North Riverside residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

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

Leadership and Community Engagement

Naperville's own Dr. Michael M. Awad, 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 North Riverside, you're becoming a part of a community that contributes to the broader landscape of women's health.

Personalized Care and Compassion

At North Riverside'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 in our North Riverside clinic.

Women's Health Services in North Riverside


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.