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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 is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. His clinical interests include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michael honors. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sanchez accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He is conversant in German. Dr. Pozzi's areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. The average patient rating for Dr. Pozzi is 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pozzi accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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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's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Winkelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital, Dr. Winkelman attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Winkelman is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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.