We found 3 providers with an interest in endometriosis near Johns Creek, GA.

Dr. Ingrid Vivian Palmer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
10692 Medlock Bridge Road; #100a
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Ingrid Reyes specializes in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Reyes honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reyes attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Dr. John C Reyes, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
10692 Medlock Bridge Road; #100a
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. John Reyes practices general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reyes include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. Dr. Reyes is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Reyes's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
6300 Hospital Parkway; Suite 200
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Tina Mason works as a general gynecologist in Johns Creek, GA. Before performing her residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Mason attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), labor and delivery (childbirth), and high risk pregnancy. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Mason is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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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.