We found 5 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Aetna Gold near Houston, TX.
Dr. Nina Dereska is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Houston, TX, League City, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Dereska studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dereska include menopause, pelvic surgery, and female urologic disorders. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dereska (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Dereska is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Dereska is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Endoscopic Bladder Suspension, Female Urology, Gynecologic Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)
Dr. Gazala Siddiqui is a specialist in urogynecology. After attending J.J.M. Medical College and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur for medical school, Dr. Siddiqui completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. She is especially interested in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Clinical interests: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Kimberly Miller-Miles is an urogynecology specialist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Miller-Miles is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. Peter Lotze specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology and practices in Houston, TX. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lotze accepts. Dr. Lotze's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Fannin Surgicare.
Dr. Hilaire Fisher's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
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Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty that focuses specifically on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. A pelvic floor disorder is any pain or dysfunction that occurs in the area surrounded by the pelvis: the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. There are many kinds of pelvic floor disorders, but by far the two most commonly treated by female pelvic medicine specialists are incontinence and prolapse.
Urinary incontinence is the unexpected release of small amounts of urine. It can be embarrassing, but it is extremely common. Because of the way women’s bodies are shaped, incontinence is much more common in women than in men. It can happen at any age, but is much more common in older women as age and pregnancy relax the muscles that support the bladder. There are two types of incontinence. Stress incontinence happens when sudden movements, such as coughing or laughing, cause slight leakage of urine. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the muscles around the bladder. Urge incontinence is when a woman has a very sudden need to empty her bladder for no reason, sometimes because of hearing or touching water, and she cannot always make it to the bathroom in time. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the nerves that signal the bladder to empty.
Prolapse of an organ is a condition that sounds and feels very frightening to most women, but it is also incredibly common and can usually be repaired without problems. One-third of all women will experience a prolapse at some point in their lives. Like incontinence, prolapse is also more common with age because the supporting muscles of the pelvic floor become weaker. A prolapsed organ occurs when the internal organ slips out of its supporting muscle sling and droops or falls into the vagina or rectum. The most common prolapse is when the bladder falls partially into the vagina, but the uterus, urethra, bowels, and even the vagina and rectum themselves can prolapse. Symptoms vary, depending on which organ has shifted, but may include:
- a heavy feeling or abdominal pressure
- feeling something in the vagina
- urinary problems
- painful intercourse
Treatment varies, depending on the type and severity of the prolapse, and may include strengthening exercises, pushing the organ back into place, or surgery.