We found 21 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Reena Jabamoni, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
3825 S Highland Avenue; Suite 306
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Reena Jabamoni is an infertility specialist and gynecologist. Dr. Jabamoni is conversant in Tamil. Her clinical interests include infertility, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound (sonogram). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jabamoni at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Hormone Testing, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Naheed Rafat Akhter, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; #201
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Naheed Akhter is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general gynecology. She graduated from B.J. Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Akhter include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patients rated Dr. Akhter highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Akhter (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Akhter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan T Cardone, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Joan Cardone is a general gynecology specialist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Cardone is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardone's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla Anne Carpenter, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
545 Plainfield Road; Suite C
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Carla Carpenter is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Carpenter speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Carpenter include menopause, depression, and endometrial ablation. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Carpenter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Contraception, Osteopathic Medicine, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Fitzer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
135 N Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzer is a general gynecologist in Lombard, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzer include well woman gynecology, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. Dr. Fitzer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Vaccines, Annual Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie A Spencer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Spencer sees patients in Hinsdale, IL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Spencer attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spencer include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Spencer is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Spencer is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shamim Y Patel, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 204
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Shamim Patel, who practices in Woodridge, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), essure, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, Bioidentical ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario C Yu, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1919 Midwest Road; Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Mario Yu, who practices in Oak Brook, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Yu has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Yu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Valery Trukhacheva, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
2425 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Elena Trukhacheva works as a reproductive endocrinologist in Oak Brook, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Trukhacheva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Trukhacheva is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Trukhacheva takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Recurrent Pregnancy ... (Read more)

Dr. Gayle M Simmons, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gayle Simmons practices general gynecology in Downers Grove, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Simmons speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Simmons include essure, colposcopy, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simmons accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathy Joy Halperin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 490
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Cathy Halperin is a general gynecology specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and La Grange, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Halperin attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perimenopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Hickey, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
121 N Elm Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Hickey's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of expertise include the following: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Hickey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hickey's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, Laser Treatment, Premenstrual Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Fibroids, Endometriosis

Dr. Elaine R Cheng, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite 201 Women Ob - Gyn Associates Pc
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Elaine Cheng's area of specialization is general gynecology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bioidentical Hormone ... (Read more)

Dr. John W Payne, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 490
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. John Payne specializes in general gynecology and practices in La Grange, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and incontinence. Dr. Payne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Kimberly Ann Bruneau, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5207 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Bruneau's area of specialization is general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bruneau average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), essure, and colposcopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruneau accepts. Dr. Bruneau graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Bercek, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 100
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bercek's area of specialization is general gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bercek's clinical interests include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Bercek attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bercek accepts.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (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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