Laura A. Douglass, MD

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, OB/GYN | More

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Transabdominal Cerclage Program

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Laura Douglass, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with fellowship training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. As director of the Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC) Program, Dr. Douglass is an expert in TAC surgery, a procedure that prevents pregnancy loss in patients who have incompetent cervix (a weakened or short cervix). As a mentee of world-renowned gynecologic surgeon and TAC expert Arthur Haney, MD, Dr. Douglass was personally selected by Dr. Haney to lead the TAC Program upon his retirement in 2020.

She also performs a wide range of complex robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, specializing in the treatment of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian/tubal cysts and Mullerian anomalies. Dr. Douglass is passionate about providing safe, effective care using the least invasive and most individualized surgical approach for each patient’s needs.

She further specialized her practice by receiving international training and mentorship in São Paulo, Brazil, with an emphasis on providing fertility-sparing surgical treatment for women with endometriosis. In 2015, Dr. Douglass assisted in the implementation of laparoscopy in the obstetrics and gynecology department at a medical center in American Samoa.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • Indiana University Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • World Endometriosis Society
  • Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2015

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken

  • English

At The Forefront Live: Fibroids and Endometriosis Explained

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons Shari Snow, MD, Laura Douglass, MD, and Sandra Laveaux, MD, MPH, discuss fibroids and endometriosis. Both conditions can cause severe pelvic pain and heavy bleeding, but are decidedly different.

Dr. Shari Snow, Dr. Laura Douglass and Dr. Sandra Laveaux speak with Tim Brown abut fibroids and endometriosis.
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