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

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

Dr. Christopher Michael sees patients in Elgin, IL and Algonquin, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Michael (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Michael's areas of expertise include the following: novasure, infertility, and injectable fillers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Michael has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Sanchez takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency.

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All Interests: Infertility, Yeast Infection, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Pozzi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pozzi takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Pozzi attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winkelman include bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Winkelman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Winkelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Winkelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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.