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Endometriosis in South Lawndale

Endometriosis Services in South Lawndale Illinois

Pain Management

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we understand that endometriosis can cause intense pelvic pain and tapping into effective relief measures is crucial for a patient’s quality of life. This is why we prioritize personalized pain management strategies in our comprehensive endometriosis care package. Our seasoned team leverages the latest treatment modalities to reduce inflammation, block nerve impulses and generally minimize pain associated with endometrial tissue growth outside the uterus. From physical therapy to NSAIDs prescription or even complementary therapies such as acupuncture, we tailor each plan to suit an individual woman’s symptoms and overall health condition.

Hormonal Therapies

Within the realm of endometriosis management, hormonal therapies have been instrumental due to their efficacy in regulating menstrual cycles and reducing possible complications such as cyst formation. At Womens Health Group Chicago, hormone therapy is one of our core approaches towards managing this potentially debilitating health issue. Whether it be through progestin therapy or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists and antagonists; hormonal IUDs or even estrogen-progestin oral contraceptives, we guide you on appropriate choices based on your unique case history.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

When surgical intervention becomes necessary for managing endometriosis-related fertility issues or chronic discomfort, rest assured that Womens Health Group Chicago offers advanced minimally invasive surgery options that ensure quick recovery time yet highly effective outcomes compared traditional open surgery methods.. Laparoscopy or robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures enable us to meticulously remove problematic areas with precise control while minimizing any potential risk factors.

Fertility Preservation and Treatment

Womens Health Group Chicago recognizes that one major concern about battling this underlying gynecological disorder may lie within fears around preserving fertility. Offering cutting-edge assisted reproductive technology alongside scientifically-backed treatments, our team offers hope to women struggling with endometriosis-related infertility issues. We devise thorough fertility preservation and treatment programs that aim to help you not just conceive despite your condition, but also maintain a healthy pregnancy thereafter.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

A core part of our comprehensive approach towards managing endometriosis lies in the special attention we pay to pelvic floor therapy. Pelvic pain directly linked with this disorder often stems from increased muscular tension within the pelvic region; through physical therapy methods that target this area specifically we can provide tangible relief for many patients at Womens Health Group Chicago. Through patient education, biofeedback sessions and targeted exercises among others, find effective strategies towards gaining much-needed muscle relaxation for better symptom control.

Nutritional Counseling

Lastly, no conversation about controlling endometrial complications is complete without addressing diet’s vital role in either exacerbating or hindering progress against this health challenge. At Womens Health Group Chicago we value nutritional counseling as an important component in managing endometriosis by decreasing inflammation and ultimately improving overall wellbeing of our patients throughout South Lawndale.

With expert nutritionists on board who understand how strategic meal planning can affect hormone balance significantly or even reduce discomfort during menstrual cycles- transform how you fight back against endometriosis one informed food choice at a time.

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 dedicated service, South Lawndale's Women's Health Group prides itself on a rich history of delivering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the South Lawndale and surrounding area. This long-standing presence reflects our deep commitment to excellence and expertise in women's health.

Expertise Across the Spectrum

The South Lawndale-based team of physicians and staff offers a wealth of experience and expertise in all areas 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 South Lawndale residents.

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Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques

We consistently stay at the forefront of medical advancements, offering the latest and safest medical techniques and treatments in South Lawndale. 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 takes into account 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 South Lawndale.

Leadership and Community Engagement

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

Personalized Care and Compassion

At the 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 South Lawndale.

Women's Health Services in South Lawndale


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.