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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 medical specialist in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Sobarzo's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Sobarzo attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Andrews average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andrews include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Dr. Andrews's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Andrews accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Andrews attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and ablation. Patients gave Dr. Schmidt an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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. His clinical interests include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Johns's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Johns is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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 is a general OB/GYN. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Pierce's areas of expertise include menopause, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pierce honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her 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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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.