Francisco J. Garcini, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS
“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)
I 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.
Nina Herrera, CMA
I have been a Certified Medical Assistant for about 4 years. I worked mainly in family practice prior to working in Woman’s Health, and must I add I enjoy working with Dr. Garcini and GYN specialty more than ever. He is a wonderful doctor and teacher, I've learned so much from him that I never knew before. Patient care is my top priority and I plan to show as much attention and care as I have to all patient as the practice grows.