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We found 6 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Miami, FL.

Dr. Armando E Hernandez Rey, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
425 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 110
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Hernandez-Rey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among Dr. Hernandez-Rey's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Central America for medical school, Dr. Hernandez-Rey completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Hernandez-Rey has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Graves Disease, Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cardenas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cardenas speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 practices general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Triana's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Triana takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Triana completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Tumor, Incontinence, Preventive Care, Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Cruz-Pachano include osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cruz-Pachano is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cruz-Pachano is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Tessie Larrieu, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, Dr. Larrieu performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larrieu include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometriosis, and hormone therapy. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Endometriosis

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

Dr. Albert Triana is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Triana a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Triana include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Triana's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Tumor, Incontinence, Preventive Care, Scar Revision, Hormone Therapy, ... (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.