Dr. Denise Elser, MD


Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery | Female

Dr. Denise Elser, MD
Dr. Denise Elser, MD is an urogynecology & reconstructive pelvic surgery doctor who practices in Oak Lawn, IL. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Elser is affiliated with Edward Hospital and Health Services, Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Elser's Care Philosophy

Dr. Elser's specials interests include Evaluation and development of minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of urinary incontinence, prolapse and other gynecologic indications. She embraces technology that promotes safe and efficient minimally invasive surgery in women. The robotic tools have allowed her to offer Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy as a minimally invasive surgery to women with advanced and recurrent prolapse.

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Womens Health Institute of Illinois Oak Lawn5851 W 95th St Ste 300
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Patient Comments (9)
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
in Homer Glen Illinois |
Dr. Elders a butcher I've had approximately 9 or 10surgeries or so because of her hand and lying mouth
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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    Dr. Elser's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Elser's specials interests include Evaluation and development of minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of urinary incontinence, prolapse and other gynecologic indications. She embraces technology that promotes safe and efficient minimally invasive surgery in women. The robotic tools have allowed her to offer Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy as a minimally invasive surgery to women with advanced and recurrent prolapse.

    Dr. Elser says...

    Urinary incontinence

    Pelvic organ prolapse

    Minimally invasive gynecology

    Hormone therapy 

    Female sexual function

    Dr. Elser says...

    Sling surgery for incontinence

    Vaginal surgery for prolapse

    Vaginal hysterectomy

    Laparoscopic hysterectomy

    Robotic hysterectomy

    Robotic myomectomy

    Robotic prolapse surgery

    Pessary fitting

    Trigger point injections

    Hemorrhoid banding 

    Excision of hemorrhoidal tags 



    Dr. Elser's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Background Check

    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Elser has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement (5/29/2013)
      • Amount or Range: $975,000.00
      • Nature of Complaint: COOK COUNTY, IL
      • State: Illinois
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    Board Certifications

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    • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
    • Atrophic Vaginitis
    • Bacterial Vaginosis
    • Bartholin's Cyst
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Cervical Polyps
    • Cervicitis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Constipation
    • Endometriosis
    • Fecal Incontinence
    • Female Infertility
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Incontinence
    • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
    • Leiomyoma
    • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
    • Menopause
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Pap Smear Abnormalities
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Perimenopause
    • Rectovaginal Fistula
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
    • Uterine Diseases
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Uterine Prolapse
    • Vaginal Candidiasis
    • Vaginal Fistula
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Vesicovaginal Fistula
    • Yeast Infections


    • Medical School
      Rush Medical College Of Rush University

      Graduated in 1988

    • Internship Hospital
      Rush University Med Center

      Completed in 1992

    • Residency Hospital
      Rush University Med Center

      Completed in 1992

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Med College Of Virginia

      Completed in 1994

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

      Graduated in 1984

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Greek
    • Spanish

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    • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
    • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
    • Urogynecology

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Bladder Surgery
    • Colpopexy
    • Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance
    • Colporrhaphy
    • Colposcopy
    • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
    • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
    • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
    • 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
    • Pregnancy Test
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Supracervical Hysterectomy
    • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Urethral Sling
    • Vaginal Hysterectomy
    • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
    • Vaginal Surgery
    • Vaginectomy
    • Wound Repair
    • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
    • da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy