Pelvic Pain Specialist

Peyman Banooni, MD

OB-GYNs located in Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Peyman Banooni is an OB/GYN practicing in the Beverly Hills area. Dr. Banooni developed a rich career and partnership with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. When there, he served on the Medical Executive Committee and was a contributing member of the Centers of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery. He has lived in the Los Angeles area for most of his life and is committed to providing the best care for his patients.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What Does Pelvic Pain Mean?

Pelvic pain refers to pain experienced in the lowest part of the abdomen and is more common among women. Most types of pelvic pain can be classified based on when it occurs, if the woman is pregnant, and what other symptoms are associated with the pelvic pain. Many cases can be treatment with traditional pain medications, however some conditions may require additional treatment. Pelvic pain also typically derives from one if the following organs:

  • The bowel
  • The bladder
  • The uterus
  • The ovaries
  • The fallopian tubes

What Causes Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain can be caused by numerous conditions and is either acute or chronic. Acute pains describe pains which are only now being experienced and chronic pains describe pains which are reoccurring. A variety of conditions can cause pelvic pain including:

  • Miscarriage
  • Rupture of Cysts
  • Premature Labor
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Placental Abruption
  • Period Pains
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Ovulation
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Adhesions
  • Cystitis
  • Appendicitis

What Treatments Are Used?

In order to determine the nature of the pelvic pain, the doctor may ask you a series of questions. The doctor will also most likely need to examine you. Based on the finding of the examination and the answers to your questions, the doctor may need to do further investigation or may recommend a variety of treatments. If the pain is caused by an infection of some sort, antibiotics or medications may be prescribed. If there is a concern for a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy an ultrasound may be performed and you may need to under go surgery. Laparoscopic surgeries are also commonly employed when the doctor needs to view what is going on inside the pelvic area. This surgical procedure allows the doctor to look inside your abdomen by using a camera which is inserted through small incisions near the belly button. If you are concerned about any type of pelvic pain, it is best to consult a physician before the condition worsens.

Insurance Providers

Our practice has agreements in place with most major insurance companies, but if you are a new patient it is advisable that you contact our office in advance so we may address any coverage issues. Please note that our practice does not accept HMO insurance carriers.

For services either not fully covered by your health insurance provider, or for visits that are only partially covered by your insurance company we typically bill you separately.

Of course we recognize that often times when it comes to healthcare patients are processing many different thoughts, feelings and emotions. We aim to make our billing as transparent and clear as possible but should you have ANY questions regarding a bill received by our office please feel comfortable contacting us.

Further, in advance of a visit, should you have ANY questions regarding either what might or might not be covered by your insurance company we strongly encourage you to call our offices and we will be happy to review with you.


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