Diseases & Conditions
Maintaining your health is vitally important as you age and go through various stages of life. As medical research on women’s health continues to move forward, the specialists at Westlake Hospital stay up-to-date on the latest gynecologic conditions and surgical procedures and technologies — and share that information with the women of Chicago. Below, we provide information on common conditions that we may treat at our gynecologic surgery centers.
This type of growth occurs on the organs as well as the connective tissues surrounding the uterus. Adnexal tumors are most often noncancerous, but it is important to realize that some are malignant.
This type of cyst occurs when the duct of the Bartholin's gland becomes blocked, resulting in the development of a fluid-filled cyst. The Bartholin's glands are a pair of glands between the vagina and the vulva that produce lubrication when they are stimulated.
This condition is the abnormal growth of cells on the cervix's surface. Considered a precancerous condition, it is typically the result of a sexually transmitted infection with a common virus, the Human Papillomavirus or HPV.
This is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This condition is extremely common and can be a very painful condition for the women who suffer from it.
Also referred as a cervical insufficiency, it is a condition that occurs when weak cervical tissue causes or contributes to premature birth or possibly loss of the fetus in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy.
These cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form in the ovaries. They are extremely common and most frequently occur in women during their childbearing years.
This condition is a rare ovarian tumor characterized by the presence of thyroid tissue, which comprises more than 50% of the overall mass of the tumor. The tumor can be benign or malignant and is often treated with surgery.
Fibroids are a type of tumor, usually a benign tumor, that grows inside the uterus. They are extremely common and often lead to increased or prolonged menstrual bleeding.
A small Essure insert is permanently placed into each of your fallopian tubes by your doctor. These inserts work with your body to form a natural barrier that keeps sperm from reaching the eggs, preventing pregnancy. While the natural barrier forms over time, another form of birth control must be used.
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