We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1416 near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Viviane F Fonteyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Connor's areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, menopause, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Connor attended Boston University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Pelvic Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry D Peskin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barry Peskin is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr. Peskin attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The average patient rating for Dr. Peskin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peskin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Cervical Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lawrence Sprague, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sprague specializes in general gynecology and practices in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sprague include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and fibroids. Patient ratings for Dr. Sprague average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sprague takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Sprague is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Pelvic Problems, Endometrial Polyp, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen E Zimberg, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zimberg, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Zimberg attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zimberg completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Zimberg accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Pelvic Problems, Fibroids, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, ... (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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