Denise M Elser, M.D.

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Womens Health Institute of Illinois
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital; Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Female Urology & Incontinence; Gynecologic Surgery; Hysterectomy; Menstrual Problems; Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Robotic Surgery (da Vinci); Sexual Dysfunction; Women's Health; Obstetrics & Gynecology

This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.


Philosophy Of Care

I believe in providing state of the art gynecology/urogynecology based on evidence based medicine and many years of experience. My care and that of my group emphasizes on every non-surgical and surgical options in coordination with nutrition and physical therapy. When surgery is required it is delivered in a minimally invasive approach. Even the most advanced gyne and urogyne surgery are performed vaginally or laparoscopically.

Education & Credentials

Education: Rush Medical College (Illinois), 1988; Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago IL, 1988

Internship: Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago IL, 1989; Rush University Medical Center, 1992

Residency: Rush Medical College of Rush University, Chicago IL, 1992; Rush University Medical Center, 1992

Fellowship: Medical College of Virginia (Richmond), 1994; Medical College - Virginia, 1992

Society: Amer Urogynecologic Society; American Association of Gynecological Laprascopy; American College of OB/GYN; American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Chicago Gynecological Society; Chicago Urogynecology Society; Chicago Urological Society; Int'l. College of Surgeons; Society of Gynecologic Surgeon

Insurance Accepted

Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Beech Street PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Medicare PFFS
Cigna EPO
Cigna Open Access
Great West HMO
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Health Care Finest Network
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Multi Plan
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
UHC Indemnity
Aetna Elect Choice HMO
Aetna Elect Choice POS
Aetna Health Fund PPO
Aetna Health Plan EPO
Aetna Health Plan HMO
Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
Aetna Open Choice PPO
Beech St/Cappcare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross HMO
Blue Cross/Shield HMO Illinois
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna Healthplan POS
Cigna Healthplan PPO
Cigna Life & Casual PPO
Cofinity PPO
Federal Employees
Healthcare Finest Network PPO
Humana - Employers Health
Humana Gold
Humana Gold Plus
Humana HMO/Premier
PHCS-EPO (thru Glencare)
United Healthcare Choice Plus HMO
United Healthcare Open Access