Francisco J. Garcini, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS

Board-Certified Gynecologist

Garcini1“I enjoy the challenge of providing modern, state-of-the-art, clinically proven (evidence-based) solutions to complex gynecologic conditions. Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and laparoscopy have always been areas of interest, and these solutions have traditionally been under-utilized by providers who do not have this expertise. Most gynecologic surgeries can be performed with a minimally invasive procedure. This affords the patient minimal postoperative pain and rapid recovery time. Patients can return more quickly to productive, pain-free lives with little disruption in their daily routines and activities.

“My patients consider me warm, friendly and easily approachable. I take pride in listening carefully to my patients and pay close attention to their needs and concerns. I strive to be a compassionate provider. I never rush, and I always ensure that I dedicate sufficient time to address my patients’ issues and concerns to their satisfaction. I offer my patients my knowledge, technology, years of training and a willingness to go the ‘extra mile’ to ensure that their needs and expectations are met. My goal is to make all the minimally invasive surgical options available to all my patients – for better outcomes and better patient experiences.”

 

In his spare time, Dr. Garcini enjoys scuba diving and photography.

 

Board-Certified – Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Medical Specialties
Fellow – American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, American College of Surgeons
Residency – Ob/Gyn, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
MD – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
PhD – Molecular Biology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
MS – Biochemistry, Boston University, Boston, MA
BS – Biology, Boston College
Memberships – American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy, Society of Robotic Surgery, International Pelvic Pain Society, North American Menopause Society, American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, Will-Grundy Medical Society

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Monica Decicco, WHNP (Women's Health Nurse Practitioner)

Monica Decicco, WHNPI have been a women’s health nurse practitioner for 14 years and an RN for 20 years. I completed my BSN and MSN at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to practicing as a nurse practitioner, I worked as an RN in the labor and delivery unit at Christ Hospital. I pride myself on providing compassionate, comprehensive care to women throughout their lifespan. I believe that educating my patients with evidence-based, accurate information empowers them to make more informed decisions regarding their own care. My interests include general gynecologic care, adolescent health and family planning. I enjoy spending time with my husband, two sons and dog, Chops. I also enjoy spending time outdoors.

 

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Jennifer Munizzi, Nurse

Jennifer Minuzzi RN“I have been in the medical field for 26 years and a CNA for over 23 years. I completed my CNA certificate at Moraine Valley Community College. Before working for Dr. Garcini I worked in the Labor and Delivery Department for 6 years, in the Emergency Room for 3 years, and in the Cardiology Department for 17 years. However, my true passion lies in women’s health. With this job I can utilize my abilities to their full potential in serving the patients on a daily basis. Helping women with their healthcare needs is very rewarding and I look forward to making a difference every day that I am given.”

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, her three sons, watching a good movie and practicing yoga.

 

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Susana M. de Alvizuri, Marketing Director

Susana-de-Alvizuri“I am a physician from Perú, South America specialized in General Surgery, and have been involved in community outreach efforts as a volunteer and as a staff member in non for profits providing resources and education to Latino cancer patients and their families. Most recently I worked at Silver Cross Hospital as an Education and Research coordinator, where I had the immense pleasure of assisting Dr. Garcini in his efforts to provide high quality educational activities to the medical staff to improve their clinical knowledge in his area of expertise. I am thrilled to continue working with him managing the marketing aspects of his practice to increase his presence within the community and ultimately better serve his patients in their healthcare needs.”

 

She enjoys traveling abroad with her husband and son, spending time with friends and her cockatiel and practicing yoga sculpt; her favorite hobbies are cross stich, stamping and paper crafts.

 

MD: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima Perú.

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We welcome patients from Homer Glen, Joliet, Orland Park, New Lenox and Frankfort, 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.