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Dr. Susan Fox, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2801 West 12 Avenue
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fox is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Fox trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. In her practice, Dr. Fox focuses on sexually transmitted diseases (STds) and endometriosis. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fox (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3785 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 307
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas' specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardenas include osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cardenas graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Cardenas's training includes a residency program at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Joseph Raul Triana, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Triana's specialty is general gynecology. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Triana is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Triana accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Triana attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Triana is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Tessie Marie Larrieu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3659 South Miami Avenue; Suite 5005
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Tessie Larrieu is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Miami, FL. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Larrieu attended Ponce School of Medicine. In Dr. Larrieu's practice, she is particularly interested in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometriosis, and hormone therapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Larrieu is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis

Dr. Francisco Eduardo Cruz Pachano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cruz-Pachano is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Miami, FL and Doral, FL. Dr. Cruz-Pachano speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Cruz-Pachano completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cruz-Pachano honors.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis

Dr. Albert Triana, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Albert Triana is a general gynecologist. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Triana attended Ponce School of Medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Triana at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Triana is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Dr. Karen Elizabeth Updike, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Karen Updike works as a general gynecologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Updike is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Updike graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Dr. Ana Rachel Hernandez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1611 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Hernandez is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Miami, FL. Dr. Hernandez is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hernandez has indicated that Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), infertility, and breast cancer. Dr. Hernandez's patients gave Dr. Hernandez an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez honors. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis, Breast Cancer

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's specialties are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, acne, and laser treatment. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish.

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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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