We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Unicare PPO near Katy, TX.

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

Dr. Sarah Andrews sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include the following: pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrews honors. Dr. Andrews is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kristin Schmidt practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and ablation. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Schmidt trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joseph Johns' medical specialty is 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 areas of expertise include the following: warts, ablation, and adolescent issues. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Johns's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Murdoth Christopherson is a general gynecology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Christopherson studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Christopherson is open to new patients.

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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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