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We found 6 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Maria Sobarzo is a general gynecologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Sobarzo a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sobarzo is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sobarzo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Hormone Replacement ... (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. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and ablation. The average patient rating for Dr. Schmidt is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. Jonathan Taesung Kim, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 340
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Kim's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male Reproductive Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Johns, who practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Johns attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His clinical interests include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Johns is affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting 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 works as a general OB/GYN. 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 is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Pierce is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

Dr. M. Bruce Christopherson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson practices general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Christopherson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Christopherson attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Bone Density Test, ... (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.