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

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

Dr. Christopher Michael is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Michael's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. These areas are among his clinical interests: novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Dr. Michael is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sanchez's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez honors. 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 is open to new patients.

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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 works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Pozzi speaks German. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pozzi is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pozzi has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Winkelman works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Winkelman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Winkelman trained at Mercy Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Laparoscopic ... (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.
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