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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Baryeh completed his residency training at York Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Baryeh include colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baryeh accepts. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Baryeh is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Marks works as a family medicine physician and general OB/GYN in Gettysburg, PA. Dr. Marks's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Marks is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Theresa Acquaah's medical specialty is obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Acquaah include colposcopy, minimally invasive surgery, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Acquaah attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at York Hospital. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Acquaah takes. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Carlos Anthony Roberts, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 S. Washington Street; Suite B
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Carlos Roberts practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He is especially interested in laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, and WellSpan Medical Group. Dr. Roberts graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roberts completed residency programs at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Roberts takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and 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.