We found 5 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 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 specializes in general gynecology and practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sobarzo honors. Dr. Sobarzo graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Kim is an infertility specialist in Katy, TX, Tomball, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include male reproductive disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Male ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Johns is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johns include warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Johns's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pierce include menopause, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierce accepts. Dr. Pierce graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Christopherson attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Christopherson takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Christopherson's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, 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.
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