We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Shenandoah, TX.

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Dr. Timothy Nial Hickman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 335
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Hickman specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In his practice, Dr. Hickman focuses on infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hickman attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Hickman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endometriosis

Dr. Ryan Goodson Steward, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Steward specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steward include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steward accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bello trained at Pennsylvania Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bello include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bello is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bello is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rajender K Syal, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Rajender Syal specializes in bariatric medicine and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Syal is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Mammogram, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Laser Surgery, Pelvic ... (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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