Dedicated to Women’s Health
Centegra Health System is dedicated to the health of women throughout McHenry County. The obstetricians and gynecologists on the medical staff at Centegra specialize in:
- Complete care during pregnancy, labor and delivery
- Annual gynecologic exams
- Birth control
- Management of menopause
- Gynecologic disorders
Convenient Locations for Obstetrics and Gynecologic Services
Centegra Obstetrics and Gynecologic Services are conveniently located in Crystal Lake, Huntley, McHenry and Woodstock.
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Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
The obstetricians on staff at Centegra are trained in the management of routine and complicated pregnancies, from conception to delivery. At our Family Birth Centers at Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock, these physicians will assist you through a normal labor and delivery, and the highly experienced team will help with a Cesarean delivery if that is the safest option for you and your baby. Labor anesthesia is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information, visit the Family Birth Center page.
We advise that girls between the ages of 13 and 16 make an appointment with a gynecologist to review pubertal changes and screen for gynecologic problems. Most females will have a reason to initiate regular care with a gynecologist by the age of 21. These reasons may include:
- Questions about normal development
- Menstrual issues
- Questions regarding sex or sexually transmitted diseases
- Birth control
Centegra Physician Care obstetricians and gynecologists perform laparoscopic hysterectomies to provide women faster recovery times from major surgery.
During the procedure, the physician creates three small incisions in the abdomen and uses a small camera to locate the uterus so it can be detached from its blood supply and removed. The fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix can also be removed through laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is an alternative for women who cannot receive vaginal hysterectomies because they have scar tissue or because the uterus is too large.
Visit the Gynecologic Surgery page to learn more about robotic gynecologic surgery at Centegra.
The obstetricians and gynecologists on the medical staff at Centegra are able to advise you about all forms of birth control and offer you a variety of options, including:
- Cyclic hormones, including pills, patches and rings
- Methods that reduce or eliminate menstrual cycles, including the above, as well as shots, implants under the skin, and IUDs (placed in the uterus)
- Essure permanent birth control (requires no surgery)
- Female sterilization
- Guidance about male sterilization
The gynecologists on staff at Centegra welcome questions regarding difficult to discuss issues, such as sexual function, fertility, or incontinence (loss of control of the bladder). They can also manage, monitor, and treat:
- Problematic menstrual bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Sexual infections and sexually transmitted diseases
- Abnormal Pap smears
- Pelvic pain or pain in the abdomen
- Fertility issues
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Menopause technically starts a year after your last menstrual bleeding. Many women get to that time with minimal disruption of their lives. However, a significant number have symptoms that make their lives less enjoyable and may be a sign of other problems. If you are one of these women, you may benefit from consultation with a gynecologist on staff at Centegra who can help you evaluate and manage these symptoms and improve the quality of your life. Problems related to menopause include:
- Heavy or prolonged bleeding
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep problems