Patient Stories

The Fibroid & Adenomyosis Treatment Collaborative is dedicated to the comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to the management of uterine fibroids, pelvic pain, endometriosis, and uro-gynecologic conditions. The fact is that your situation is unique and deserves an individualized treatment plan. Located in Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas, we are minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, radiologists, pain specialists, reproductive endocrinologists and physical therapists working in collaboration to plan your treatment. We offer a personal treatment plan that takes into account the patient’s personal preferences.

“I am three months post-surgery and THANKS to Dr. Abraham Shashoua, the quality of my life and health has improved tremendously. After a supracervical hysterectomy and years of hemorrhaging from uterine fibroids, I now have my life back! From my first visit with Dr. Shashoua through surgery and recovery, I was given the BEST care in the Midwest. My total recovery was miraculously quick and pain FREE. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shashoua and his staff without any reservations.”
Chicago, Illinois
“My husband and I wanted to send you a deep and profound thank you for the service you gave us. The care and concern you showed us went above and beyond what we ever could have imagined. You opened your office for us that first Friday, and came between surgeries to speak to us. You fit us into your busy schedule for subsequent meetings and gave me the Urgent PC care without making a fuss that the insurance wouldn’t cover it. Just as importantly, you gave us all the time we needed to reassure us and explain what was going on. In addition to the care you showed that you obviously know about, the psychological effects and comfort of finally seeing a doctor who treated us respectfully and competently helped us out so much more than you can probably imagine. Getting stuck with a medical problem far from home is daunting and scary and we felt very lost and confused until we received your help. It is people like you that give a good name to doctors and that really make the world a better place. Thank you so much! We are genuinely humbled by what you have done for us.”
New York, New York
“Dr. Shashoua- Please accept my sincere thank you for the excellent medical advise and care you have shown me over the past few months. My husband and I felt very comfortable during my full hysterectomy treatment and you staff is truly second to none that I found. Thank you for everything.”
Fenton, Michigan
“Dr. Shashoua performed my daVinci hysterectomy on June 22nd and I highly recommend Dr. Shashoua and this procedure. Three weeks after the surgery I was walking, biking, back at work and enjoying life. (Of course, no sex or heavy lifting for several more weeks). I must confess to feeling practically euphoric that I no longer have fibroids, a uterus, or a period at all. I don’t want to underestimate the importance of making the decision to have a hysterectomy. I had very large fibroids that were causing severe hemorrhaging off and on over several years but I resisted a hysterectomy because, although I was certain I did not want children, I was frightened of having an organ removed from my body. Then I ended up in the emergency room getting a four bag blood transfusion and it was there that I met Dr. Shashoua. From the beginning Dr. Shashoua was very open and straightforward, he clarified my situation and presented several options. I gave it some thought and it became clear that what I wanted was a hysterectomy. My husband was included in all of the proceedings and we both felt confident and optimistic heading toward the big day. It didn’t hurt that almost every female I encountered throughout the process (some who had dealt with fibroid issues of their own) had nothing but glowing praise for Dr. Shashoua. All throughout my experience from the emergency room encounter to the office visits and then to Advocate IL Masonic to have the surgery I was treated with respect and courtesy and transparency. I won’t go so far as to say it was a “fun” experience but it was a time I will remember as the fortunate moment that I decided to take control of my life and to stop the nightmare that living with my fibroids had become. Thank you Dr. Shashoua, from me, my husband, my mom, and the rest of my family and friends who were kind enough to worry about me. And to anyone out there reading this website as I did when I was making my decision – the daVinci hysterectomy was a very manageable experience in every way. Dr. Shashoua is an excellent doctor. My health and my quality of life has improved dramatically.”
Chicago, Illinois