Womens Health Institute of Illinois Oak Lawn

Women's Health Institute of Illinois

Women's Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery · 3 Providers

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Office Providers

Kathleen Cavato, APN

Kathleen Cavato, APN

Women's Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Dr. Denise Elser, MD

Dr. Denise Elser, MD

Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Molly Janik

Molly Janik

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

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based on the average of 24 provider reviews for Womens Health Institute of Illinois Oak Lawn

Review of Dr. Elser


Dr. Elser left me mutilated. I have had between 11 and 13 reconstructive surgeries with a total of approximately 25 to 30 procedures to go along with it.
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- in Yorkville, IL |

Dr. Elser has been a miracle to my life! When I had no where else to turn she had all the answers and treatment solutions! So kind and really listens and cares. Thank you!!
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- in Chicago, IL |

Dr Elser is absolutely the best with bladder issues. She has repaired another Doctors mess and has done 2 surgeries on me and 2 other procedures and I am extremely grateful for her expertise
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- in IL |

Saw Dr. Elser after test/exam & worriedthat surgery would be the only way to go feeling that my SUI was not to a point where I could not be out in public and was looking for other alternatives before mesh surgery due to complications that could make my condition worse. She seemed irritated w me/my questions re: safety of the mesh /complications researched internet, to check all possible complications before any surgery. I trust her surgical ability, but waiving on mesh I am allergic to plastic
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- in Chicago, IL |

receptionist on the phone so helpful and patient. Dr Elser is kind, she made me laugh, realizing I was really nervous about the appointment. She understood that my problem is complicated and made me feel like she really heard my concerns. I don't feel rushed into surgery like I did at another specialist's office. The best doc for bladder problems.
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- in Chicago, IL |

Dr Elser performed a hysterectomy back in 2012. I was always able to reach her afterward and the staff was always warm and welcoming! Highly recommended!
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- in Alsip, IL |

I have been suffering w/Urinary incontinence & Prolapse for years. Ihad surgery before but it didn't work. I appreciated that Dr. Elser sat with me after the exam. We looked at pictures to helped me understand what was going on & what my options were. She explained the non-surgical &different surgical choices & then told me what one she recommended. I did not feel rushed. I felt at ease. Although, I am nervous to have surgery again. I am sure I picked the best surgeon. Front desk & nurses great.
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- in Orland Park, IL |

I called Dr Elser after a terrible experience with another physician. The 1st physician performed 3 procedures within 6 weeks, leaving me in constant pain, spotting and leaking urine. Dr Elser was compassionate as I explained my situation. She was professional and never judged or spoke ill of the 1st doctor. I consider myself 90% improved since Dr Elser repaired the damage done by the 1st dr's work.
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- in Downers Grove Il |

She is a very compassionate Doctor and cares for her patients well being. I have seen her on several occasions for my bladder incontinence as well as my kidney stones. I would highly recommend her.
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- in Chicago, IL |

Dr. Elser is very easy to talk to and makes me feel at ease when answering questions I may have. She encourages her patients to take control of their health by empowering them with knowledge.
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Learn About Womens Health Institute of Illinois Oak Lawn

57 Procedures

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cystourethroscopy And Transurethral Resection Of Bladder Neck
  • Da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • Da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Lesion Of Cervix (Incl. Leep)
  • Destruction Or Excision Of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision Of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, Or Destruction Of Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue (Incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysterectomy, Robotic-Assisted
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open And-Or Laparoscopic
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pessary For Prolapse
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair Of Anal And Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair Of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Std Screening
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urethral Sling
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Well Woman Health Examination
  • Wound Repair


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Language Services

  • Greek
  • Spanish

Womens Health Institute of Illinois Oak Lawn accepts 13 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
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