Serving the greater Joliet area & surrounding communities since 1999

Dr. Francisco Garcini focuses on women's health, including gynecologic care for females of all ages, reproductive sciences, menopause, hormone replacement therapy, urinary incontinence and related women's health issues.

Gynecologic Surgery & Menopause Solutions offers state-of-the-art solutions for the treatment of abnormal bleeding and irregular periods and treatment of menopause as well as the latest technology in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, including:

  • Endometrial ablation treatment for endometriosis
  • Essure® permanent contraception 
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Single-incision laparoscopy
  • Robotic da Vinci® hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Other laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
     

Dr. Garcini is dedicated to providing advanced, evidence-based, compassionate care to address a wide range of gynecologic problems, including uterine fibroids and uterine prolapse, endometriosis, adenomyosis, chronic pelvic pain and painful intercourse, as well as urinary incontinence and other bladder problems. We insure prompt, professional and personalized delivery of health care services to all of our patients by working as a team. Dr. Garcini’s team includes two physician assistants, who aid him in delivering these services to his patients.

What are Physician Assistants?

Physician Assistants, or P.A.s, are state licensed/federally certified health care professionals who practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician. At Dr. Francisco J. Garcini’s office, our P.A. works as a team member in a close and dynamic association with Dr. Garcini. This team approach allows our staff to deliver the highest quality care available. You will find our P.A. in many settings with our surgeon: evaluating patients in the office, assisting in the operating room, or the hospital.

Postoperatively, the P.A. will help manage your recovery in the hospital and beyond. This includes addressing your concerns, questions, and prescription needs throughout your return to health. All of these services are an extension of your doctor's care. Together, our physician and physician assistant  are devoted to providing you with the best gynecological care available. Our Physician Assistant ia a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Our patients come to us from Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Orland Park and New Lenox, IL, the Southwest suburbs and Chicagoland in Will County and Cook County, IL. Call Gynecologic Surgery & Menopause Solutions at 815.463.3000 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment with us.

Our Services

  • Abnormal PAP
  • Permanent Contraception
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Heavy, Painful Periods
  • Pelvic Pain & Bladder Problems
  • Menopause
  • Robotic Surgery

Abnormal PAP

The Pap test is an important part of our well-woman exams because it's the best way to detect changes in the cervix that could indicate cervical cancer. For the majority of women, the Pap test comes back normal. Even when the test does indicate a problem, often the cause is inflammation of the cervix or a vaginal infection, but you still need timely follow-up care.

Permanent Contraception

When you are done having children, Essure is the most effective permanent birth control available (even more effective than tying your tubes). Besides being surgery-free and hormone-free, Essure is performed in as little as 10 minutes with no slowing down to recover so you can get back to your family right away. Discover why women don't just depend on Essure, they love Essure.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

If there is ever a time when you need gynecologic surgery, it's good to know that there are now minimally invasive surgical solutions for most gynecologic problems. Dr. Garcini now performs 90% of his surgeries using these techniques. The reason is simple. These surgical solutions require either tiny incisions or no incisions at all. There is less pain for the patient, much shorter recovery times, less blood loss and far fewer complications - exactly what Dr. Garcini wants for all of his patients..

Heavy, Painful Periods

If heavy, painful menstrual cycles cause you to miss work or social activities every month, please talk with Dr. Garcini. He is a board-certified gynecology doctor with 17 years of experience evaluating and treating this common and very treatable health problem.

Pelvic Pain & Bladder Problems

Chronic pelvic pain not only hurts, it can be a major source of worry and keep you from leading a normal, fulfilling life. Even if you've been told that nothing can be done about your pelvic pain, we encourage you to schedule a visit. Our board-certified gynecology doctor, Francisco J. Garcini, MD, has 17 years of experience diagnosing and treating pelvic pain. He offers comprehensive testing, including in-office gynecologic ultrasound, to diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain. He will investigate your medical history and listen to you about your symptoms, previous treatments and anything else about your life that may be related.

Menopause

Menopause is a retrospective diagnosis. It is defined as the time when 12 consecutive months have passed since your last period, and it is a biological process that is characterized by a series of events that can start as early as your late 30s and last into your 50s and 60s. Physiologically, menopause is caused by the gradual decline in the production of estrogen by the aging ovaries. This state of estrogen deprivation is associated with hormonal, physical and psychological changes in your life; however, it is not the end of your youth or sexuality.

Robotic Surgery

Dr. Garcini is skilled and experienced with total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). With TLH or the single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), you can expect a much faster, easier recovery and less postoperative pain than with other approaches. Robotic da Vinci hysterectomy is the latest method that brings 21st-century computer precision to the procedure. The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System® is widely touted as today's most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option - an effective alternative to traditional open surgery. For you, that means improved precision, significantly less pain and a faster return to normal daily activities.