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

Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin works as a general gynecologist in Smithtown, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Shobin's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, colposcopy, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Shobin attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Shaffran accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna. Dr. Shaffran attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shaffran completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks 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, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Berman is an obstetrician and gynecologist. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include menopause, colposcopy, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Berman attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Berman trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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)

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: contraception (birth control), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and endometrial biopsy. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Schreiber attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare insurance.

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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.
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