We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Cigna near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Jon Edward Pont, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jon Pont is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pont's clinical interests include infertility and women's health issues. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pont accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Pont is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert J Altman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Altman specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Altman include infertility and women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Altman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Altman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Collin B Smikle, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1400 Florida Avenue; Suite 207
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Collin Smikle sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Smikle attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Smikle is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Recurrent Miscarriage, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1400 Florida Avenue; Suite 207
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Sean Clare sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Clare average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clare include women's health issues. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Clare is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (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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