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Benefits of Seeing an OBGYN Before Childbearing

A visit to an OBGYN before childbearing, also known as a preconception check-up, comes highly recommended by professionals. Whether you are just considering starting a family or you are already pregnant, here are some of the benefits of seeing an OBGYN before your family grows.

Reasons for Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

​​​​​​​Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery is a laparoscopic technique that uses a robotic console to support the surgeon with various aspects of the procedure. Rather than manually performing the surgery, your surgeon will use robotic arms to carry out the elements involved in the surgery. However, your surgeon remains in complete control of the robotic arms for the duration of the surgery.

Reasons for Getting Laparoscopic Surgery

Gynecological laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to look inside your abdomen, in order to examine your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. It can be used as a diagnostic tool, to help find and confirm the origin of symptoms that you have been experiencing, or as part of the process to treat one of several different medical conditions.

Why Get an Endometrial Ablation?

Do you suffer from abnormal menstrual bleeding? Some women experience heavy periods, spotting throughout an entire month, or irregular intervals between cycles. This inconvenient and, sometimes, unbearable condition is often treated with hormonal medication. But if this doesn’t work, endometrial ablation may be an excellent option. This is especially true for patients who don’t plan to have any more children in the future.

When and Why to Get a Colposcopy

Screening for cervical cancer is a vital part of staying healthy. If your Pap test or human papillomavirus test shows an abnormality, further testing will be required. This way, your family doctor or gynecologist can verify the findings and determine the severity of the problem. Colposcopy is the additional test that’s often prescribed in this situation. The procedure closely examines the cervix using magnification.

What is Hysteroscopy Used For?

Here’s what you need to know about a hysteroscopy including why you might be recommended to have one. 

Disability Information

The great majority of expectant mothers can continue to work until late in their pregnancy without any problems. Sometimes however, the physical changes entailed in pregnancy or the demands of a women’s job can create workplace difficulties.

Joliet couple welcomes triplets at Silver Cross

JOLIET — A Joliet couple is celebrating the birth of triplets, born Aug. 17 at Silver Cross Hospital and just recently brought home healthy and happy.

Women in menopause experience real estrogen ‘withdrawal’

We’ve all heard about, or perhaps even experienced, the effects of alcohol, tobacco or drug withdrawal. When a woman goes through menopause, the wide-ranging and sometimes drastic changes she feels throughout her body are the effects of another kind of withdrawal — estrogen withdrawal.

Silver Cross Hospital Recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Silver Cross Hospital was recently designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL, the leading association of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons worldwide, and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).

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