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We found 12 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Great-West Healthcare HMO near La Grange, IL.

Dr. Steven Robert Daube, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Steven Daube is a general gynecologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Daube a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daube include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Daube is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daube trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Leslie A Spencer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
908 N Elm Street; 300
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Spencer is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Spencer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spencer include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Spencer 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
135 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer is a general gynecologist. Dr. Fitzer is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fitzer speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Cathy Halperin is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange, IL. Her clinical interests include menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Halperin is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arturo Menchaca works as a gynecologic oncologist and urogynecologist in Paris, IL and Willowbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Menchaca include microsurgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and biofeedback. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Menchaca studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Menchaca's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a general gynecologist in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Payne is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Bercek, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 300
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bercek practices general gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bercek include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Bercek an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Mario Yu is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Oak Brook, IL. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Yu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Dwight D Kett, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 300
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Dwight Kett's area of specialization is general gynecology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. Dr. Kett accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kett is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He 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. Jody Y Lin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #490
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Jody Lin specializes in general gynecology and practices in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Dr. Lin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. 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

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Schied, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 490
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schied is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Schied an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, infertility, and endometrial ablation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Schied's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie M Mauch, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 207
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Mauch works as a family practice physician. Dr. Mauch studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mauch include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Mauch is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, ... (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.