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

Dr. John Petrozza is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrozza include male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. Dr. Petrozza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Petrozza's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrozza takes. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. His practice 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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gagliardi include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Gagliardi is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gagliardi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of The Sosnoski Award for Excellence in Obstetrics. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Boston, MA and Reading, MA. Dr. Weiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Norwood Hospital, and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. 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 professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Burlington, MA and Medford, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: fibroids, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Guida is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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