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We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Weston, FL.

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

Dr. Barry Peskin specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Peskin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 41
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sprague specializes in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sprague include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and fibroids. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Dr. Sprague performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Sprague's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Stephen Zimberg's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zimberg is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimberg include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Named one of South Florida's Best Doctors by Gold Coast Magazine and Named one of America's Best Doctors by Castle Connolly. Dr. Zimberg is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mc Fla
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at George Washington University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Connor's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic problems, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Patient ratings for Dr. Connor average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Connor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Essure, Pelvic Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts, 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.