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Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Denise Furlong is a top-rated urogynecologist in Chicago, IL, providing the highest-quality care for patients at Chicago Center for Women's Health. As a dual board-certified physician, Dr. Furlong offers her patients the broadest array of treatment options. These options include treatments for incontinence, pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, urinary tract infections (UTIs), menopause and pelvic organ prolapse, and she is skilled in minimally invasive surgery and diagnostic procedures, including cystoscopy and hysteroscopy to diagnose the cause of blood in the urine, pelvic pain and other issues.
After earning her bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, Dr. Furlong completed her medical degree, internship, and residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship at Illinois Urogynecology, Ltd. Today, she is one of only a handful of surgeons to have achieved board certification in both obstetrics-gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Furlong is committed to offering patient-centered care for women from puberty through menopause, providing each patient with the information and guidance they need about their health at every stage of life so they can feel confident in their care. The office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders on site, helping to ensure patients receive the most appropriate care as quickly as possible.
Dr. Furlong welcomes the opportunity to work with new patients, and the practice accepts most major medical insurance plans. Both English and Spanish are spoken at her practice. When she isn't caring for patients, Dr. Furlong enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and two border collies at their home in Old Town
I founded CCWH to fill a void in the health care world. My purpose is to provide a safe, compassionate, patient focused environment where I can empower women to live happier, healthier lives.
Urinary Tract Infection: Urinary tract infections are fairly common among women, and without treatment, they can cause serious complications. As a top urogynecologist in Chicago, IL, Dr. Furlong is skilled in advanced techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of UTIs, relieving symptoms while destroying the germs that cause UTIs.
Urinary Incontenence: Urinary incontinence can cause embarrassment and discomfort, but there are effective ways of treating it. At Chicago Center for Women's Health, Dr. Furlong uses state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat the causes of incontinence in women from throughout the Chicago, IL, area.
Prolapse: Pelvic organ prolapse usually causes painful symptoms that require surgery to relieve. At Chicago Center for Women's health, Dr. Furlong provides the most advanced procedures to treat prolapse in women from throughout the Chicago, IL, area, resolving symptoms and repairing damage to help prevent recurrence.
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No malpractice history found for Illinois.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Graduated in 2000
Completed in 2001
Completed in 2004
Completed in 2011
Graduated in 1996
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