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Viviane F. Connor M.D.
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.55 stars (14 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Viviane Connor is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Connor studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Connor include genital warts, menopause, and menorrhagia (heavy periods). The average patient rating for Dr. Connor is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Boca Raton Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County.

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

Dr. Michael Lawrence Sprague M.D.
Specializes in General Gynecology
average rating 5 stars (8 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Sprague's specialty is general gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and fibroids. Dr. Sprague is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Sprague completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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

Barry D. Peskin MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.62 stars (29 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Bd10
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barry Peskin is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Peskin's clinical interests include annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), essure, and menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Peskin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Peskin performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Stephen E. Zimberg M.D.
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.45 stars (16 ratings)
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zimberg is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Weston, FL. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Zimberg trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimberg include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menorrhagia (heavy periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zimberg is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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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