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Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin specializes in general gynecology and practices in Smithtown, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Shobin include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Shobin accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for his residency. Dr. Shobin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mindy Shaffran practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Shaffran attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shaffran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna. Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2500 Nesconset Highway
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Scott Berman's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, Middletown, NY, and Ferndale, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berman include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Amenorrhea, Loop ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Schreiber is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Port Jefferson, NY, Manhasset, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schreiber include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and menorrhagia (heavy periods). He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Schreiber is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schreiber completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Benign Tumor, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Contraception, Fibroids, Endometrial ... (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.