Blog Archive

Here’s How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Sep 4th, 2019

In the years before and after menopause, many women struggle with mood swings, depression, anxiety, and general irritability. Of those, however, depression is a significant concern. Your risk for depression increases two- to three-fold during perimenopause and early postmenopause. And it often causes symptoms severe enough to interfere with your...

5 Reasons to Consider Labiaplasty Aug 16th, 2019

If you’re thinking about labiaplasty, but you’re uncomfortable talking about the procedure, it may help to know that you aren’t alone. Labiaplasty continues to be one of the top trends in plastic surgery, as more women dare to openly talk about their genitalia. At Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions, we’ve...

When Should You See a Doctor About Pelvic Pain? Jul 12th, 2019

It’s hard to know how many women suffer from pelvic pain that isn’t related to their menstrual periods, but studies suggest that 15% of women in the US have reported pelvic pain that lasted at least six months. No woman should ever live with pelvic pain for that long, yet...

What Is It Like to Live With Endometriosis? May 31st, 2019

One out of every 10 women have endometriosis. Each woman’s experience is unique, but they also share similar stories because endometriosis is known for causing excruciating pain and often long or heavy menstrual periods. If you don’t live with endometriosis, you may envision the pain it causes to be like...

Are You at Risk for Ovarian Cysts May 8th, 2019

Let’s clear up two sources of confusion about ovarian cysts. For starters, many of our patients at Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions think that ovarian cysts are the same as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). But they’re quite different. Ovarian cysts are not caused by an underlying disease. PCOS is caused...

How to Know if You Are a Good Candidate for Endometrial Ablation Apr 23rd, 2019

About one third of women have menstrual bleeding that’s heavy enough to affect their daily lives, whether that means staying near a bathroom, avoiding activities, or resting at home because of cramping. When your heavy bleeding doesn’t improve with conservative treatments like medications, you may be a good candidate for...

Why BioTE is Popular Among Menopausal Women Mar 14th, 2019

Even if you believe you’re prepared for menopause, chances are you’ll encounter some unexpected surprises. For some women, the surprises are pleasant as they experience few hot flashes or other symptoms. For others, the surprise of menopause is that their severe symptoms last for years after their periods stop. Then...

BBL: Everything You Need to Know About Broadband Light Feb 14th, 2019

You have a full schedule and an active life, so wouldn’t it be great to take care of more than one cosmetic problem during the same session? That’s what you can count on when you receive treatment with BroadBand Light (BBL™) here at Gynecologic Surgery & Menopause Solutions. Our team...

Why Botox Continues to Have a High Satisfaction Rate Jan 16th, 2019

In the medical world, where new treatments that improve upon existing options are always being released, it’s truly astounding that Botox® has held on as the number one minimally invasive treatment for nearly two decades. In fact, in 2017, it was the top cosmetic treatment by a long shot, with...

How Halo Laser Can Take Years Off Your Face Dec 12th, 2018

You can’t stop your skin from aging, but you don’t have to sit back and take it — not when you have options like quick and gentle treatment with the Halo™ laser. The team at Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Options in New Lenox, Illinois are dedicated to helping women stay...

Menopause doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life (diVa laser) Nov 26th, 2018

For years, women have accepted the fact that their sex life will change after menopause. Unfortunately, they often figure that’s just the way it is. Many of our patients at Gynecologic Surgery & Menopause Solutions believe it’s natural for their sex drive to disappear or that moodiness makes women less...

Reduce Acne Scars With BBL Oct 31st, 2018

Broad Band light, better known as BBL™ in cosmetic surgery, is a revolutionary laser treatment that is far gentler on your skin than previous forms of laser treatments. Scarring from acne is a common problem that BBL treatments can reduce or even eliminate, depending on the severity of the scarring....

How Endometriosis Can Affect Fertility Sep 26th, 2018

Endometriosis is a common condition in women that can lead to difficulty conceiving. While official numbers report that endometriosis affects about 11% of women of reproductive age in the United States and 176 million women worldwide, actual numbers are most likely higher.The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain during...

5 Reasons BioTE® Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy May be Right for You Aug 1st, 2018

It’s hard to fully comprehend the influence of your hormones on your overall health and wellness until you experience an imbalance. From minor quality-of-life issues to a more widespread impact on your physical and mental health, irregular hormone levels can hijack your life in considerable ways.Here at Gynecologic Surgery &...

Presentation at Silver Cross Hospital Apr 18th, 2016

This past Thursday 14th, Dr. Garcini gave a presentation at Silver Cross Hospital: LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: RESTORING YOUR VAGINAL YOUTH – THE SURGICAL AND NON-SURGICAL APPROACH. 40 + attendees received information about the effects of childbirth, aging and menopause and the available options to improve their quality of life...

Welcome to today’s most advanced gynecologic care Sep 17th, 2012

Dr. Francisco Garcini focuses on women’s health including gynecological care for females of all ages, reproductive sciences, menopause, hormone replacement, incontinence, and related women’s health issues.Gynecologic Surgery & Menopause Solutions offers state of the art solutions for the treatment of abnormal menstrual bleeding, and menopause related problems, as well as...