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Endometriosis in Thornton

Endometriosis Services in Thornton Illinois

Pain Management for Endometriosis

At Womens Health Group Chicago, we prioritize the comfort and well-being of our patients. If you’re battling with endometriosis, particularly in the Thornton area, we provide top-notch pain management solutions that focus on reducing inflammation and lessening intense pelvic pain associated with this condition. Our expert health professionals offer personalized treatments that go beyond prescription medications to include therapies such as acupuncture, physical therapy or nerve blocks especially suited for your circumstances.

Hormonal Therapies

Hormonal imbalance can significantly exacerbate endometriosis symptoms. We at Womens Health Group Chicago understand that balancing these levels can often be a major step towards providing relief. That’s why we offer cutting-edge hormonal therapies designed explicitly to control the over-proliferation of endometrial tissue by keeping hormones balanced in order to manage and alleviate symptoms.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Invasive surgeries may not always be necessary when treating endometriosis. At Womens Health Group Chicago, minimally invasive surgery options are available for women in Thornton who prefer a quicker recovery period alongside lower risks compared to traditional surgical methods. Our skilled doctors employ state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques to excise affected tissues without causing significant harm to surrounding areas.

Fertility Preservation and Treatment

Endometriosis frequently has a detrimental impact on fertility; however, it’s not an insurmountable obstacle. Our team specializes in fertility preservation and treatment plans unique to each patient’s needs while navigating through their journey with endometriosis. Whether you’re seeking advice about potential fertility issues caused by this condition or seeking assistance with becoming pregnant, our mission is helping you create a family when ready.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

Our specialists at Womens Health Group Chicago also provide Pelvic Floor Therapy services as a non-surgical, natural approach to managing endometriosis pain. This physical therapy focuses on strengthening the pelvic muscles to help control symptoms and improve your overall quality of life. Whether you’re suffering from symptoms related to endometriosis or other pelvic disorders, we’re here with individualized therapies that cater directly to your needs.

Nutritional Counseling

Correct nutrition plays a crucial role in managing any health condition – including endometriosis. Womens Health Group Chicago offers nutritional counseling services alongside our other treatments for patients dealing with this ailment in Thornton. Our registered dietitians work together with you to create an optimized meal plan that complements your treatment plans aimed at reducing your discomfort while boosting general wellbeing.

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 unwavering service, Thornton's Women's Health Group is renowned for a rich history of offering comprehensive and compassionate medical care to women in the Thornton 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 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 for Thornton 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 Thornton. Whether it's complex obstetrical conditions or innovative robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, our commitment to staying current ensures Thornton residents get the best care available.

Holistic Wellness Approach

Beyond traditional medical care, our Thornton clinic adopts a holistic approach that considers not just your physical health, but your overall wellness and beauty as well. Our practice extends past symptom management, aiming to enhance your quality of life on multiple levels in Thornton.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Dr. Michael M. Awad, our leading expert, 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 Thornton, 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 Thornton.

Women's Health Services in Thornton


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.