The Gynecology Institute of Chicago is dedicated to providing cutting edge Gynecologic care through medical and surgical modalities paired with the latest in holistic and alternative remedies and healing techniques for the range of women's pelvic conditions, including gynecology, urogynecology, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. We recognize the importance of the whole patient. Therefore, your physician and therapist will work together to provide excellent, personalized care of the highest caliber.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY
The Gynecology Institute of Chicago provides cutting edge gynecologic surgical management of many complex gynecologic conditions, such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding, hysterectomy, and pelvic organ prolapse, all performed through small abdominal incisions.
With minimally invasive Gynecology, your healing time is markedly decreased, enabling you to return to your normal activities... and your life, sooner than ever!
We utilize several techniques for our surgeries: DaVinci Robotics, Laparoscopy, Endometrial Ablation, Essure, and vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Each of these means small (and sometimes NO) incisions.
COMPREHENSIVE WELL WOMAN CARE
In addition to advanced gynecologic and holistic treatments, we also provide comprehensive gynecologic care, birth control, and general pelvic and breast exams. We perform initial Obgyn exams, pap smears, evaluate abnormal results, and arrange for other screening tests such as mammography, STD testing, and bone mineral density scans here in our downtown Chicago offices.
HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING AND FIBROIDS
Heavy menstrual bleeding, or Menorrhagia, is a common occurrence during the reproductive years. Many women just "grin and bear it." However, there is no need to live with heavy periods! If you find yourself changing protection every one to two hours during your period, you likely have Menorrhagia.
There are many causes for menorrhagia, including fibroids, hormonal imbalance, adenomyosis, uterine polyps, and other conditions. At the Gynecology Institute of Chicago, our job is to utilize the latest in diagnostic techniques to properly diagnose your condition and offer you the best minimally invasive gynecology option including endometrial ablation specifically tailored to your problem.
We specialize in the tretment of fibroids in our downtown/Loop Chicago offices.
FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION/VAGINAL REJUVENATION
Dr. Nicole E. Williams has studied under a world renowned sexual health Psychologist, Dr. Domeena Renshaw, at Loyola University. She utilizes the techniques she learned to evaluate sexual dysfunction paired with procedures such as vaginal rejuvenation, pelvic floor physical therapy, trigger point treatment for sexual pain and vulvodynia, and bio-identical hormones and testosterone therapy to maximize your sexual function and overall health.
CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN
Pelvic pain is a complex condition, and many etiolgies are attributable to this sometimes debilitating condition. At the Gynecology Institute of Chicago, we utilize a stepwise process to evaluate your specific condition and devise a personalized treatment plan for you.
Some causes of chronic pelvic pain include endometriosis, ovarian cysts, vulvodynia, adenomyosis, fibroids, muscle spasm, and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and fibroids. Each of these conditions require nuanced diagnoses and have multiple treatment modalities, both medical, holistic, and surgical, which will be carefully explored with your optimum care in mind, often using minimally invasive gynecology and urogynecology techniques.
The Gynecology Institute of Chicago offers in-office endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding. We are aware of your busy lifestyle and respect your time. Therefore, your Chicago Urogynecologist also offers this procedure at your convenience. Call today to schedule your appointment. Get a handle on your heavy periods and improve your life with a convenient 20 minute office procedure!
OVERACTIVE BLADDER AND UROGYNECOLOGY
After childbearing, you may experience occasional leakage of urine when you cough, laugh, or sneeze. Many women consider this normal. However, this condition is a result of changes in the muscle and structure of the pelvic floor that, without treatment, can get worse with time. A Urogynecologist (a Gynecologist who specializes in conditions of the bladder) is specifically trained to handle such problems.
We are equipped to tackle your most problematic symptoms including female urinary stress incontinence, hematuria (blood in the urine), and overactive bladder treatment (urgency and frequency of urination) with specialized on-site testing.
CHRONIC URINARY INFECTIONS
If you find yourself being treated multiple times a year for persistently recurring urinary tract infection, you may need evaluation from a Urogynecologist. There may be underlying conditions that are contributing to your condition. In addition, you may need further high end testing in urogynecology.
At the Gynecology Institute of Chicago, we are well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic UTI and will work in concert with your primary care physician and specialists to formulate the best treatment plan for you.
If you notice that you have monthly pelvic pain that seems not to be improving, you may have ovarian cysts. These benign growths occur after ovulation during the menstrual cycle and usually resolve.
However, sometimes they persist and cause pelvic pain specifically one one side of the pelvis or the other, or can also cause a generalized discomfort. We understand your questions and will work with you to find the answers you are looking for!
IC is a complex cascade of symptoms that can range from urinary frequency and urgency to chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia (painful sex). Let us do a personal evaluation of your symptoms. Together, we will explore the myriad treatment options in urogynecology, ranging from direct bladder instillation to pelvic floor physical therapy to acupuncture!
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY
After menopause, and sometimes before, women can experience hormonal changes that adversely affect sexual drive and function. At the Gynecology Institute, we are well-versed in both Bioidentical hormonal therapy and alternative medical menopause treatments including acupuncture to help diminish your bothersome symptoms menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and decreased libido.
The Gynecology Institute of Chicago utilizes both Testosterone and Estrogen Bioidentical hormone therapy tailored to your specific body chemistry as measured in the lab paired with hands on treatment including acupuncture and alternative treatments for your specific problem.