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We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Great-West Life POS near Elk Grove Village, IL.

Dr. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Pozzi is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pozzi include bladder surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pozzi 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. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is conversant in German.

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Dr. Susan Ayfer Orhan, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 2005, Brock Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Susan Orhan, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cryotherapy, and endometriosis. Patients gave Dr. Orhan an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Orhan attended medical school at Gazi University Faculty of Medicine. She is conversant in Turkish. Dr. Orhan is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 106, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Winkelman, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Elgin, IL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Winkelman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winkelman accepts. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Bladder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Das, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 3013, Brock Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Das is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Das attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Das's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Das honors. In addition to English, Dr. Das (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Incontinence Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (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.