We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Coventry Carelink near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Michael Lawrence Sprague, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sprague's medical specialty is general gynecology. He studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Sprague's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and fibroids. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sprague is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Pelvic Problems, Endometrial Polyp, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viviane F Fonteyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, menopause, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Dr. Connor is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Connor has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Primary Care, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry D Peskin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barry Peskin specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Peskin's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, essure, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peskin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Cervical Polypectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen E Zimberg, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zimberg practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods). Dr. Zimberg is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Zimberg attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Pelvic Problems, Fibroids, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, ... (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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