We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Medicare 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 specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. Dr. Michael is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi. 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 Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center and Centegra Health System.

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All Interests: NovaSure, Infertility, Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Da Vinci Surgery, Endometriosis

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

Dr. Patrick Pozzi is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Pozzi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pozzi's clinical interests include bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pozzi has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Winkelman is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Mercy Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is rated highly 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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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez works as a general OB/GYN in Glen Ellyn, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Naperville, IL. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), yeast infection (candidiasis), and infertility. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sanchez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sanchez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Yeast Infection, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sexually Transmitted ... (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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