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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
20 Pond Meadow Drive; Suite 101
Reading, MA
 

Dr. John Petrozza is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Reading, MA. He has a special interest in fibroids, endometriosis, and robotic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrozza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Petrozza attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Petrozza has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Petrozza is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth Alexandra Gagliardi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gagliardi is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Boston, MA and Burlington, MA. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Gagliardi has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinction: The Sosnoski Award for Excellence in Obstetrics. Dr. Gagliardi is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Adenomyosis, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Robert M Weiss, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
20 Pond Meadow Drive
Reading, MA
 

Dr. Robert Weiss practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiss average 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health. He has an open panel. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Weiss has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endometriosis

Dr. Karen Nicole Guida, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA
 

Dr. Karen Guida is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Burlington, MA and Medford, MA. Her clinical interests include fibroids, infertility, and endometriosis. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Guida is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford for her residency.

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All Interests: Infertility, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Pain, Hysteroscopy, Fibroids, Minimally Invasive ... (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.