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Eleanor R. Friele, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

As of this year I will stop doing OB, and concentrate on my GYN practice. This is now more focused to the older perimenopausal population. I have become much more active in working on pelvic reconstruction and treatment of urinary incontinence related to anatomic damage of childbirth. I enjoy finding the least invasive manner of treating a patient. If we can I will avoid surgery, but if not I am happy to offer vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic routes of treatment. I frequently remove large uteruses and fibroids through the robotic or laparoscopic route, and am very comfortable with complex GYN surgery. I also work with menopausal medicine and pelvic pain related to muscle spasm working with a wonderful group of physical therapists. I am part of the Pelvic Health Network at Swedish and actively work with my colleagues in Urology and Colorectal surgery to determine the best treatment for a patient. I feel it is very important to find the right treatment for each patient.

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Education

University of Washington, WA
medical school
University of Washington School of Medicine
medical school
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, CA
residency

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Cerclage
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abnormal Pap
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenocarcinoma In Situ Of The Cervix
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Amenorrhea
  • Amniocentesis
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells Of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bladder Training
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Lump
  • Candidiasis Of Vagina
  • Cervical Biopsy
  • Cervical Cerclage
  • Cervical Conization
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Chlamydia-Female Only
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Clomid
  • Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Of Cervix
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colposcopy
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Cryosurgery Of Cervix
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Da Vinci Hysterectomy
  • Delayed Menarche
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Diabetes In Pregnancy
  • Diabetic And Newly Pregnant
  • Diethylstilbestrol Exposure
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Dye Test
  • Dyspareunia
  • Dysuria
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometritis
  • Enterocele
  • Essure Contraceptive
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Female Anorgasmia
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Fibroid Removal
  • Fibroids
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Follicular Cyst Of Ovary
  • Galactocele
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • Hiv In Pregnancy
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Hydrosalpinx
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterosalpingogram
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Implanon
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Increased Frequency Of Micturition
  • Increased Libido
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Laceration Of Vagina
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Lysis Of Peritoneal Adhesions
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Salpingo Oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leiomyoma
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hysteroscopy
  • Missed Abortion
  • Missed Periods
  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nexplanon
  • Nexplanon Removal
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operations On Cul-De-Sac
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Ovarian Torsion
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Paget's Disease Of Vulva
  • Painful Periods
  • Pap Smear
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Partial Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Lymphadenectomy
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Varicose Veins
  • Pelviscopy
  • Perimenopause
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Pessary
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Abruption
  • Placental Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Pop-Q Exam
  • Post Partum Mastitis
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Posterior Repair
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Premature Adrenarche
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Previous Stillbirth
  • Primary Amenorrhea
  • Prophylactic Oophorectomy
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Repair Pelvic Prolapse
  • Robotic Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Myomectomy
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Salpingo-Oophoritis
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulation
  • Septate Uterus
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Single Site Robotic Surgery
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Squamous Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubal Ligation Reversal
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Twins
  • Unicorneate Uterus
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Problems
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Uterine Ablation
  • Uterine Abnormality
  • Uterine Anomaly In Pregnancy
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Uterine Lining Removal
  • Uterine Myoma
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Uterine Surgery
  • Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vaginal Agenesis
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Vaginal Mesh Implant Complications
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Septum
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis
  • Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Well Woman Visit
  • Women's Health
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Personal Interests

I am a long time Northwest resident. I am married with two sons. I enjoy gardening, skiing, and reading.
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Professional Associations

American College of OBG, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Practice Locations

Eleanor R. Friele practices at one location

Swedish OB/GYN Specialists - First Hill
1101 Madison Street
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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