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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's medical specialty is urogynecology. Before performing her residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Siddiqui attended J.J.M. Medical College and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur for medical school. In her practice, she is particularly interested in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Siddiqui accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Siddiqui is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Peter Michael Lotze, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
7900 Fannin; Suite 4000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Lotze's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. He practices in Houston, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Fannin Surgicare. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lotze completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Miller-Miles is an urogynecology specialist in Houston, TX and Webster, TX. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Miller-Miles accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Hilaire Fisher practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Fannin Surgicare.

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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.