We found 7 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept PHCS PPO near Northbrook, IL.

Marc Joshua Kleinberg MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 502
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Marc Kleinberg is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleinberg include laparoscopic hysterectomy, essure, and colposcopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleinberg takes. Dr. Kleinberg's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kleinberg's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Essure, ... (Read more)

Rose Diakos MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Rose Diakos' specialties are general practice and general obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Deerfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, contraception (birth control), and dysplasia. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diakos honors. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Diakos completed her residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Dysplasia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Women's Health Issues ... (Read more)

Barbara Diakos MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 2.01 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL

Dr. Barbara Diakos works as a general practitioner and general OB/GYN in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Diakos speaks Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Diakos include colposcopy, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Diakos is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Diakos trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr Marc Stuart Feldstein MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.97 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2501 Compass Road; Suite 110
Glenview, IL

Dr. Marc Feldstein's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and uterine prolapse. Patients rated Dr. Feldstein highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Feldstein is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Postmenopause, Implanon, Osteoporosis, Vaginal Problems, Hy ... (Read more)

Gil A Weiss MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 502
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Gil Weiss is a specialist in general gynecology. He studied medicine at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include essure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and vulva problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weiss accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Essure, Vulva Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Myomectomy, Endometrial Ablation, Endome ... (Read more)

Dr Melinda Kay Lukens MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1535 N Lake Cook Road; Suite 604
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Melinda Lukens' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Lukens highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Viant, and more. She attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Myocarditis, Postmenopause, Multiple Pregnancy, Vagina ... (Read more)

Mark Allan Sibul MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 502
Northbrook, IL

Dr. Mark Sibul is a general OB/GYN in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Dr. Sibul is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sibul honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis, Preconception Counseling

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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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