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We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Sandra Bello works as an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bello include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bello honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Timothy Hickman is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is especially interested in infertility. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Hickman is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hickman trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hickman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Steward's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Steward include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steward's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Steward trained at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Rajender Syal's areas of specialization are bariatric medicine and obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syal is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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.