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We found 5 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Katy, TX.

Dr. Maria Eugenia Milian Sobarzo, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Maria Sobarzo is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Sobarzo an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Sobarzo is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Andrews, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Andrews works as a general OB/GYN. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andrews include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Andrews accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, and more. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Andrews trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Noelle Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Schmidt is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and ablation. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Schmidt trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Bram Johns, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 510
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Johns is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Johns is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Johns takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Torri-Janet Trice Pierce, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 470
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Torri-Ja'net Pierce, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Pierce is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pierce is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pierce is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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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.