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

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

Dr. Christopher Michael is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System. Dr. Michael is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi.

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

Dr. Patrick Pozzi's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pozzi include bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Pozzi's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Pozzi attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pozzi at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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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. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Winkelman's clinical interests include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkelman takes. Dr. Winkelman is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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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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