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

Dr. John Petrozza is a reproductive endocrinologist. Dr. Petrozza attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has indicated that his clinical interests include fibroids, endometriosis, and robotic surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrozza accepts. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Petrozza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, Infertility - female, Infertility - male, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Alexandra Gagliardi MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA
(781) 221-2940; (781) 221-2500

Dr. Elizabeth Gagliardi specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Gagliardi is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. Dr. Gagliardi has a closed panel. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She has received the distinction of The Sosnoski Award for Excellence in Obstetrics.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgery (MIGS), specifically the use of ... (Read more)

Robert M Weiss MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
20 Pond Meadow Drive
Reading, MA
(781) 942-7000

Dr. Robert Weiss sees patients in Boston, MA and Reading, MA. His medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Weiss's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Weiss attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Weiss has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Reproductive endocrinology; Infertility; Endometriosis; Menstrual abnormalities; Minimally invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Nicole Guida MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 Wall Street
Burlington, MA
(781) 221-2500; (781) 306-5100

Dr. Karen Guida's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Guida is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Guida completed a residency program at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. Her areas of expertise include the following: fibroids, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Guida accepts Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: General obstetrics and gynecology; operative hysteroscopy; robotic and minimally invasive surgery; ... (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.