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We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Weston, FL.

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

Dr. Barry Peskin practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Peskin graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peskin takes 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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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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sprague is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and fibroids. Dr. Sprague is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Sprague attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zimberg, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zimberg's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Zimberg attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zimberg accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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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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; Mail Code Wpb
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Connor's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, pelvic problems, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Connor is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: 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.