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

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

Dr. Susan Orhan's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Orhan's clinical interests: colposcopy, cryotherapy, and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Gazi University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Orhan trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency. She speaks Turkish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Patrick E Pozzi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 106 Wimmer Medical Plaza
Elk Grove Village, 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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Dr. Daniel R Winkelman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 106, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, 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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Dr. Andrea Das, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 3013, Brock Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Andrea Das' specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. She practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Das include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Das is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Das completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Das (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Das is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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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