Dr. Denise Elser

Gynecology
Oak Lawn, IL
female

Locations

Office

Oak Lawn, IL

Address

5716 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
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About

Bio

Dr Elser is a Urogynecologist and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon. As a urogynecologist, she specializes in the treatment of "pelvic floor disorders", typically urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse but also bowel dysfunction. As a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, she promotes nonsurgical treatment of gynecologic disorders when possible, but when surgery is needed, beleives it should be done vaginally or laparoscopically, whenever feasible, as this is the best approach for most women. Dr Elser serves on a national committee that helps write "guidelines" for gynecologic practice. She spends a fair amount of time educating legislators in Illinois and in DC regarding best policies for the health of the women in our country.

Specialties
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Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

252 Answers
134 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: age, nl pap: According to the american college of ob/gyne, pap smears should begin at age 21, then every 2 yrs ages 21-29. Women 30 and older, if 3 normal yearly p ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Unlikely: If a woman has a vaginal yeast infection, it is unlikly that a man will develop an infection regardless ot the type of sexual encounter. Most women ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Testing: Some std's (sexually transmitted disease) aka STI (sexually transmitted infection) have an obvious appearance, but most require testing such as cultur ... Read More
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Jul 9, 2012
Great replies and educational content for patients
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Nov 2, 2012
I have no idea what my lifestyle would be if not for Dr. Elser! I've been her patient since the 90's and have been through many health issues with Dr. Elser. Dr. Elser and her staff have been so cari...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Elser is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I suppose this casuses pain alsoI have ha d severe abdominal pain and dr is saying a second surgery to fix it again the mesh erode
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Hi, there were zero abnormal findings on pap testing. Just visible cervical polyps. Are polyps caused by HPV. Thanks
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Thank you so much! They gave her Lortab for the pain, and our gyn doesn't do surgery. I might take her to the ER.
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