We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Medicare 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 physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Michael include novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Dr. Michael is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Michael honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Glen Ellyn, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Sanchez attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sanchez 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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Pozzi's clinical interests include bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Pozzi graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of expertise include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkelman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winkelman studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed 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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