We found 4 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Aetna Gold near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Gazala Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
6410 Fannin Street; 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gazala Siddiqui is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Siddiqui focuses on pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Siddiqui's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She studied medicine at J.J.M. Medical College and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur. She completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Siddiqui is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Lotze specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lotze trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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. Dr. Lotze is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Fannin Surgicare.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Miller-Miles' medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hilaire Fisher's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She is affiliated with Fannin Surgicare. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?

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.

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