We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana HMO 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Michael include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michael accepts. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Michael attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sanchez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He is conversant in German. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Pozzi is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). 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. Dr. Pozzi's average patient rating 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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Winkelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Winkelman is professionally 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.