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We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Coventry Bronze near Gettysburg, PA.

Dr. Kwadwo Boadi Baryeh, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Kwadwo Baryeh, who practices in Gettysburg, PA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause. Dr. Baryeh honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at York Hospital. Dr. Baryeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hale Marks III, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Charles Marks' medical specialty is family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colposcopy, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Marks is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theresa Yankey Acquaah, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Theresa Acquaah is a Gettysburg, PA physician who specializes in obstetrics. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause. Dr. Acquaah is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Acquaah graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Acquaah trained at York Hospital.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Anthony Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Carlos Roberts is an urogynecology specialist in York, PA, Gettysburg, PA, and Ephrata, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Women's Health ... (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.