Dr. Denise M. Elser, MD

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Dr. Denise M. Elser, MD

Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery | Female

Womens Health Institute of Illinois Oak Lawn 5851 W 95th St Ste 300, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 Get Directions
(708) 499-9800

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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.Read more

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based on 22 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Elser
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (22)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (22)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (21)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Elser's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (21)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (20)
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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
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.
in Chicago,Il 60655 |
She is so compassionate
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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incontinence
  • Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Leiomyoma
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Osteopenia
  • 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 and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
  • Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Bladder 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
  • 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)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urethral Sling
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Wound Repair

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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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

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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
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Dr. Elser's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Elser

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.