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

Dr. John Petrozza, who practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Reading, MA, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrozza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Petrozza studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Petrozza trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). Dr. Petrozza is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Male Infertility, Robotic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Gagliardi is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Gagliardi performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gagliardi has received the following distinction: The Sosnoski Award for Excellence in Obstetrics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Weiss's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Weiss has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Burlington, MA and Medford, MA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. Her areas of expertise include fibroids, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Guida is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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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.