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Dr. Lyndon Taylor

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oak Park, IL
44 years experience male

Locations

Healthcare For Women, LLC

Oak Park, IL

Address

1515 North Harlem Avenue, Suite 308,, Oak Park, IL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Healthcare For Women LLC

Oak Park, IL

About

Bio

Dr. Lyndon Taylor finished his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rush Pres. St. Luke’s Medical Center in 1983. Dr. Taylor became board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1985. For over 30 years Dr. Lyndon Taylor has delivered compassionate care to his patients in the near west suburbs of Chicago. Dr. Lyndon Taylor was the President and CEO of Healthcare For Women, from 1986 to 2004. Healthcare For Women was the First Accredited OB/GYN Physicians Office Based Surgical Facility in Illinois, accredited by AAAHC. Dr. Lyndon Taylor is an expert in advanced laparoscopic procedures for the management of fibroids, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic adhesions, and dermoid cysts. Dr. Lyndon Taylor treats uterine prolapse, urinary incontinence, cystoceles and rectoceles and pelvic organ prolapse. Lastly, Dr. Lyndon Taylor is a leader in LAVH in Oak Park, performing laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy since 1991. Lyndon Taylor received the COEMIG designation for the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the Surgical Review Corporation in Nov of 2013. Dr. Lyndon Taylor in turn is a preceptor for Physicians Assistants students from both Rush University and Midwestern University, Nurse Practitioner students and medical students. The People to People Citizen Ambassador Program, established by every President since Dwight Eisenhower, provides a unique opportunity for professionals to network, learn, and serve other countries through humanitarian efforts. Dr. Lyndon Taylor was nominated to the John J. Sciarra, MD PhD delegation to China and Tibet in 2011. Lyndon Taylor MD is a member of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, The American Uro-Gynecologic Society, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and the International Pelvic Pain Society, CMS, ISMS, and AMA.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Go see your gyne: This could be a genital wart or herpes. Please make an appointment with your gynecologist right away.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Ignore: Labor is painful. Epidural is your friend. Anesthesia helps.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Get a Urine Culture: With your symptoms a Urinary tract infection is suspected and it is appropriate to start antibiotics. A Urine Culture and sensitivity is important, no... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
31 weeks ago: Conception occurs 2 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. Your doctor probably calculated your weeks of gestational age by ultraso... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Clear/White: Discharge during ovulation is clear and copious. After ovulation and during pregnancy discharge is thick white and tacky. Yellow or green discharge... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Some women are very sensitive to even very small amounts of estrogen, found in NuvaRing. Fortunately your body will adjust to this over time. Try w... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Fishy smell: The most common vaginal discharge is not a yeast infection. The most common vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. BV has a fishy smell and is mos... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Eat less, Exercise: Avoid sodas, juices, milk, dairy products, sugar, sweets, bread, pasta, pizza, and fast foods. Eat as many raw vegetables as you can eat with modera... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Most not all: Most patients with submucous fibroids have symptoms. A submucous fibrod not only causes pain and bleeding, it can also cause a woman to have difficul... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Placenta accreta: A previously undiagnosed placenta accrete may be diagnosed at the time of a cesarean section. This would occur when the OB is trying to remove the pl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: See your doctor. Blood tests can be performed to diagnose menopause. A history and physical exam may point to other areas of concern. Check FSH, LH... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: No. It is not safe to treat undiagnosed genital problems without consulting your physician. Although most cases of intense Vaginal itching are caused ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See a COEMIG surgeon: COEMIG is the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. COEMIG surgeons are designated by the Surgical Review Corporation, to provide th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Hemorrhagic Cyst: Since you are trying to get pregnant, do a quantitative BHCG pregnancy test to rule out a early intrauterine pregnancy or a ectopic pregnancy. If thi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
US 18-20 mm egg: Ovulation usually occurs on day 14 of your cycle more or less. Some use cervical mucous to predict ovulation as it becomes very copious when you ovula... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Laparoscopy: It is good to watch complex hypoechoic cysts which cause pain as most of these cysts are physiological instead of pathological, and will go away in t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Probably not, but: If you had unprotected sex 2 weeks before your period, when you normally ovulate, but still got you period, you probably are not pregnant, but if you ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
This is normal: Having bleeding 3 weeks after a Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy is common and is considered normal. After removal of the uterus with LAVH ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
NuSwab: Green/Yellow discharge is not normal in pregnancy. White/Clear discharge is normal. I recommend NuSwab which is a DNA test (not a culture) for t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Don't do it.: Yes it has been reported. Laparoscopic myomectomy of a subserous pedunculated fibroid at 14 weeks of pregnancy: a case report http://www.jmedicalcaser... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Ignore: Mom Eating For Two. Can not eat twice as much. Baby not so big.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes you can : If you are on birth control pills, you simply continue taking the pill continuously (do not take the dummy pills at the end). If you are not on the p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
When you ovulate: You can get pregnant immediately after removal of implanon. You could ovulate after removal of the implanon and be pregnant before your next expected ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
This is normal: When you took the birth control pills continuously for 4 months, you had extra hormonal stimulation to the lining of your uterus. It is not unusual t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Placenta Accreta: Placenta Accreta usually occurs when the placenta attaches to a scar from a previous cesarean section. If the placenta grows into the scar it is calle... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: If your pregnancy test is positive, then your pregnant. If your urine pregnancy test is negative get a quantitative BHCG just to be sure, if you are... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Post tubal syndrome: You should see your gynecologist. Your workup should include a Quantitative BHCG pregnancy test, a CBC for infection and anemia, and a Ultrasound to... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See a gynecologist: Now would be a good time to see a gynecologist. Otherwise you could go to Google Images to see the various types of hymens. You can use a mirror or y... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Condoms: If you stop using condoms you can get pregnant right away. All birth control pills have a short half life and are out of your system in 2 days. When ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Little Risk: Vagifem are estrace (estradiol) vaginal cream act locally. Without a Family History of breast cancer, the risk is very little. You should try to quit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: I'm assuming that you are undergoing infertility treatments by a specialist. A blood test can be positive 12 days after ovidrel is given. A positive ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Vaginal itching: The most common reason for a discharge with itching is a yeast infection. If this discharge dribbles down it can also cause rectal itching. Your doct... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See your Gyne: If you had a cystocele repair 11 weeks ago, and you felt a pop upon straining on the toilet, you may have popped a stitch. See the gynecologist who di... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Go to your dentist: I'm not a denist, but it is never advisable to neglect your oral health. Abscesses in your mouth can shower bacteria to your heart causing endocardi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Bartholin Gland Cyst: Bartholin Gland Cysts are very painful. You can try using warm compresses and antibiotics but many times surgery is needed. Incision and drainage of ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Possibly: I'm assuming that you were given birth control pills continuously as an inexpensive way to control abnormal bleeding. You are experiencing breakthro... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No HGH: You should not take natural supplements during pregnancy without review by your Obstetrician. I am unaware of any need for HGH during pregnancy. Natu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: 15% of patients starting birth control pills may experience spotting, called breakthrough bleeding. This nuance bleeding will stop in most cases. If ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See a Gynecologist: A sweet smell can be caused by sugar in your urine, glucosuria, which could occur if you have developed diabetes. Some personal lubricants like Astro... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yeast / Antibiotics: You were on some powerful antibiotics which killed not only the bad bacteria but also killed the good bacteria (lactobacilli) allowing the yeast to ov... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes causes elevated sugars in your blood, urine and bodily secretions. When out of control, a diabetic will have glycosuria, sweet urine & se... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
String of Pearls: Clomid is a medication used to induce ovulation in Women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. On Ultrasound you see small cysts lined up under the co... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
NO: As long as the sperm were only on her thigh and not in her vaginal area you are safe.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Go to Hospital - L+D: You sound like you are in preterm labor. You need to go to the hospital immediately. They will put you on the monitor to see if your are contracting ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Use Mild soap: Try using a mild soap, like a facial soap, such as Oil of Olay, for delicate mucosal tissues. I would not recommend using lots of soap inside your an... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Probably not: Ovidrel is only given when you have a ripe follicule. Ovulation typically occurs 30-36 hours after the SQ injection is given. Then again anything i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Ovarian Cyst/Fibroid: You should see you gynecologist who will order an ultrasound for your pelvic mass. You could have an ovarian cyst, or fibroid uterus, even pregnancy ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It depends: If you have no history of an abnormal pap smear, and if the pap smear showed atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS) or low gra... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Sperm on your hands do not cause a pregnancy. Washing you hands with soap and water will kill sperm instantly. Sperm must get into the vagina to ca... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
NuSwab: In the past we use to try to culture vaginal infections. The results were not very accurate. Now we have DNA and RNA testing which is highly specifi... Read More

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HealthTap member
Nov 3, 2015
He delivered my children 25+ years ago. Great instincts then in two difficult preemie pregnancies. Two healthy adults now.
HealthTap member
Dec 13, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This saved my life, Thank You! Thank you so much yes depo took me forever to fall pregnant !
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very helpful information.,Thank you.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thankyou very reassuring

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1983

Awards

Lyndon Taylor MD earned the COEMIG designation Trusted Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Westlake Hospital
Top Doctor, Second Place, Melrose Park Region - Fall
2015
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Illinois - Fall
2015

Affiliations

American Association Of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
American Urogynecologic Society
American Society Of Reproductive Medicine
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