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We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Aetna PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Christopher Skapallis Michael, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 600
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Michael specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Michael honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi.

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All Interests: NovaSure, Infertility, Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Da Vinci Surgery, Endometriosis

Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1130 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sanchez accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Yeast Infection, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 310
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Pozzi's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pozzi is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pozzi's clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Pozzi speaks German. Dr. Pozzi is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1435 North Randall Road; Suite 310
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He trained at Mercy Hospital for residency. Dr. Winkelman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Bladder Surgery, ... (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.