We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Child Health Plus near Smithtown, NY.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin is a general gynecologist in Smithtown, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shobin include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Shobin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks 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. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Shaffran's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Berman attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Berman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman takes. In addition to English, he speaks 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, who practices in Port Jefferson, NY, Manhasset, NY, and Patchogue, NY, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Schreiber attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schreiber include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and menorrhagia (heavy periods). He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Schreiber 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, Menorrhagia, Fibroids, ... (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.