We found 3 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Maria Sobarzo is a general gynecology specialist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sobarzo include menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Sobarzo 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 graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sobarzo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Johns practices obstetrics and gynecology in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Johns at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johns is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Torri-Ja'net Pierce is a general OB/GYN in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among Dr. Pierce's clinical interests: menopause, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Pierce's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.
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