We found 6 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Honegger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Honegger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rudd at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rudd is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Foley focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Foley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Foley is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Matlock's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Matlock attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ahsan has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahsan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Ahsan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Venkat is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disease that affects up to 10% of women during their childbearing years. It happens when cells that normally line the uterus migrate and appear in other parts of the body. These cells respond to monthly hormonal fluctuations and grow blood-rich tissue and shed it, just as they would inside the uterus. This can result in pain, and the bleeding can cause scar tissue to form. The thick, inflexible scar tissue (called an adhesion) can become very painful if it stops organs within the body from being able to move freely.

Endometriosis can happen almost anywhere in the body, but it happens most often within the pelvic cavity. The endometriosis lesions are most often seen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvic wall, bladder, bowel, and intestines. Specific symptoms of endometriosis depend on where the lesions are located, but the most common are:
  • Pain, especially with the menstrual cycle
  • Infertility
  • Diarrhea or constipation during the menstrual cycle
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Heavy or irregular periods

No one knows what causes endometriosis. It is more common in women who have relatives with endometriosis, who have never given birth, and those who have a history of pelvic infections. It is diagnosed by laparoscopy, where a small tube with a camera on the end is inserted into the body in order to take a close look at the area where endometriosis is suspected to be.

Treatment for endometriosis depends on the severity and location of the lesions. Sometimes surgery to remove the endometriosis or adhesions is the best option. Pain medication helps make the major symptom of endometriosis more bearable. Additionally, some women have had success taking birth control pills or progestins to reduce the fluctuations in hormones that cause the endometriosis activity.
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