We found 6 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Health Net VADEN EPO near Orinda, CA.

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Honegger completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Honegger honors. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Honegger is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Rudd performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rudd speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Rudd has an open panel.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Foley is rated highly by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Foley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock works as a general gynecologist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Matlock is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. In her practice, Dr. Ahsan focuses on women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Ahsan has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahsan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Venkat is conversant in Spanish. Her 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, 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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