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 specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. His clinical interests include menopause, colposcopy, and amenorrhea (missed periods). After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Shobin completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Mindy Shaffran's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Shaffran is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Berman works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Stony Brook, NY, Middletown, NY, and Ferndale, NY. Dr. Berman speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, colposcopy, and pre-eclampsia. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman takes several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Patrick Schreiber is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Port Jefferson, NY, Manhasset, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Schreiber attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, contraception (birth control), and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Dr. Schreiber accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Benign Tumor, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (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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