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Endometriosis Services in Oakland Illinois

Pain Management for Endometriosis

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we take a comprehensive approach to managing endometriosis pain. We understand that chronic pelvic pain can significantly undermine your quality of life and psychological wellbeing. Our personalized care program incorporates both medicinal treatments like NSAIDs, analgesics and alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage and relaxation techniques to effectively manage the symptoms and complications associated with this condition.

Hormonal Therapies Treatment

Endometriosis is largely known as an estrogen-dependent disease due to its important role in promoting the growth of endometrial cells outside the uterus. At Womens Health Group Chicago, our experts use cutting-edge hormonal therapies aimed at reducing or halting estrogen production hence slowing endometrial tissue growth. Depending on your specific needs, these may include hormonal contraceptives, progestin therapy or Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists and antagonists among others.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Option

When medication isn’t enough, we turn to minimally invasive surgeries such as laparoscopy. This surgical procedure produces less scarring, has shorter recovery time but provides full diagnostic capabilities compared to traditional open abdominal surgery. Our skilled surgeons gently remove patches of endometriosis from their roots while preserving fertility whenever possible thus giving you much-needed relief from debilitating symptoms.

Fertility Preservation and Treatment

Endometriosis can have profound effects on female fertility by causing damage or blockage in tubes, preventing fertilization from taking place. But getting diagnosed doesn’t mean you cannot become a parent! With advanced reproductive technologies available at Womens Health Group Chicago like IVF protocols specially tailored for ladies with endo or intrauterine insemination (IUI), many women with endometriosis have successfully achieved pregnancy.

Pelvic Floor Therapy Services

Women suffering from endometriosis often have overly tight pelvic muscles, ultimately leading to chronic pelvic pain. Our physical therapists provide one-on-one, hands-on Pelvic floor therapy that focuses on relaxing these tense muscles and strengthening the surrounding ones hence reducing discomfort. So you can return to your day-to-day activities without having constant worries of persistent pelvic pains.

Nutritional Counseling for Managing Endometriosis

Research indicates that certain dietary changes could help manage symptoms of endometriosis. At Womens Health Group Chicago, our registered dietitians will work with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan aimed at reducing inflammation and promoting hormonal balance in the body-forming part of an integrative approach towards managing this disease.

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, Oakland's Women's Health Group prides itself on 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 Oakland-based team of physicians and staff provides 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 for Oakland residents.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

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

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, we embrace 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 Oakland.

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

Personalized Care and Compassion

At Oakland'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 Oakland community.

Women's Health Services in Oakland


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.