The Association for Women's Health Care -  - OB/GYN

The Association for Women's Health Care

OB/GYNs located in Chicago, IL & Northbrook, IL

Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Significant advances in medical technology have made it possible to perform more surgical procedures through existing openings or tiny incisions. The use of specialized equipment avoids the need for large, invasive surgeries, which sometimes require long and uncomfortable recovery times. The highly trained staff of OB/GYNs at Association for Women’s Healthcare in Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois specializes in minimally-invasive medical technology to provide you with efficient and successful treatment options.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What constitutes minimally invasive surgery?

"Minimally invasive surgery" is a term used for several techniques that allow doctors to perform surgical procedures, causing the least amount of damage to your body. Traditional surgeries require large incisions, while minimally invasive surgery uses small holes through which the surgeon uses small equipment to perform numerous tasks, including:

  • Closer examination of problem areas using magnifying and recording equipment
  • Removal of organs, tumors, tissues, or cysts
  • Taking tissue samples
  • Organ and tissue repair


The Association for Women’s Healthcare offers two types of minimally invasive surgery:

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hysteroscopy

What is an hysteroscopy?

An hysteroscopy is used to examine the lining of your uterus using a small tool called a hysteroscope. The small instrument, which contains a camera and a light, is inserted into your vagina, and threaded through your cervix up into your uterus, allowing your OB/GYN to get a better view of your endometrium, or lining of your uterus on a video screen.

Once the practitioner conducts a visual examination, separate instruments may be used to perform further measures, such as:

  • Removing fibroids in your uterus
  • Inserting or replacing contraceptive devices
  • Unblocking your fallopian tubes
  • Removing problem tissue in your uterus

An hysteroscopy is performed on an outpatient basis. Your Association for Women’s Healthcare OB/GYN will thoroughly review the procedure with you beforehand so that you’ll know what to expect.

What procedures are performed laparoscopically?

Laparoscopy refers to a procedure where a surgeon makes small incisions in your abdomen, through which a small tube with a light is used to examine your pelvic and abdominal organs more closely.

Laparoscopy is typically used to check for:

  • Tumors, cysts, or fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Cancer
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Organ damage

A laparoscopy is more than just a visual examination. Your practitioner can also use this procedure to:

  • Remove reproductive organs
  • Remove tumors, fibroids, and cysts
  • Take biopsies
  • Perform a tubal ligation
  • Repair a hernia

The team of OB/GYNs at The Association of Women’s Healthcare have had great success performing procedures laparoscopically, affording you less downtime and risk than traditional surgeries.

Fees and Insurance

Not all of the Association of Women’s Health Care (AWHC) physicians participate in all of the plans listed below. Patients are advised to contact their insurance company before an appointment to verify individual physician participation. We suggest that if your insurance does not appear on this list that you call your insurance provider and ask if our practice, or specifically the physician you are going to see, is in-network. *Please note that our insurance plans may change or we may not be accepting certain types of insurance at times, so please contact us at Chicago (312) 726-3917 or Northbrook (847) 498-0690 to check if we take your insurance plan.

Aetna HMO
Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

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