We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Coventry Carelink near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barry Peskin is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average 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. Peskin honors. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Peskin's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Specializes in General Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sprague specializes in general gynecology. He attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. These areas are among Dr. Sprague's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and fibroids. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sprague takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zimberg's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimberg include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from 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). He has received the following distinctions: Named one of South Florida's Best Doctors by Gold Coast Magazine and Named one of America's Best Doctors by Castle Connolly.

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wpb
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connor include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic problems, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Connor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: Castle Connelly, Top Docs; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Physician of Vision, Women's Professional Staff Association, Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Essure, Pelvic Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cyst, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (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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