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We found 21 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
950 York Road; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube specializes in general gynecology and practices in Hinsdale, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Daube's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Daube at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel is a Woodridge, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Patel has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie A Spencer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Spencer is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spencer include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. Dr. Spencer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Fitzer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
911 N Elm Steet; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer's area of specialization is general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzer include well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Fitzer average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Vaccines, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayle M Simmons, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gayle Simmons' specialty is general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Simmons's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simmons honors.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter, who practices in Willowbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Carpenter's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Kimberly Ann Bruneau, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Bruneau practices general gynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Bruneau's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario C Yu, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1919 Midwest Road; Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Mario Yu, who practices in Oak Brook, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Yu an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Yu speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Bercek, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bercek works as a general gynecologist in Hinsdale, IL. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bercek include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bercek is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Naheed Rafat Akhter, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; #201
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Naheed Akhter is a general gynecology specialist in Downers Grove, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Akhter average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Akhter's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and holistic medicine. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from B.J. Medical College. Dr. Akhter (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathy Joy Halperin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 490
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Cathy Halperin specializes in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Dr. Halperin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Arturo T Menchaca, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
6900 S. Madison
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Arturo Menchaca specializes in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology and practices in Paris, IL and Willowbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Menchaca include microsurgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and biofeedback. Dr. Menchaca is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Biofeedback, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Warren Payne, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 490
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. John Payne's medical specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Payne include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Joan T Cardone, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joan Cardone specializes in general gynecology and practices in Willowbrook, IL. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardone include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Cardone is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cardone takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Elaine R Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite 201 Women Ob - Gyn Associates Pc
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Elaine Cheng specializes in general gynecology and practices in Downers Grove, IL. These areas are among Dr. Cheng's clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cheng accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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Dr. Dwight D Kett, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Dwight Kett is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kett average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kett attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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.