We found 3 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept MultiPlan near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Radha Krishna Upputuri, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1111 Lake Street
Addison, IL

Dr. Radha Upputuri's specialties are general practice and general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Upputuri include essure, minimally invasive surgery, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Upputuri attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Essure, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Premenstrual ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Edward Miller M.D.
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
average rating 3.55 stars (73 ratings)
1900 East Golf Road; Suite L125
Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Charles Miller's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Schaumburg, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of endometriosis, laparoscopic myomectomy, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, in Vitro Fertilization, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Aarathi Cholkeri M.D.
Specializes in General Gynecology
average rating 4.25 stars (2 ratings)
1900 East Golf Road; Suite L125
Schaumburg, IL

Dr. Aarathi Cholkeri, who practices in Park Ridge, IL, Naperville, IL, and Schaumburg, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include endometrial ablation, hysterectomy (uterus removal), and hysteroscopy. Dr. Cholkeri accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Pelvic Pain, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Abnormal Uterine ... (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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