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

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

Dr. Timothy Hickman is an infertility specialist in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hickman's practice, he is particularly interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hickman studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Hickman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

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

Dr. Sandra Bello is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Bello accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Pennsylvania Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bello's office for an appointment.

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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 is a bariatric medicine specialist and OB/GYN in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Syal is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syal accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Steward include male infertility, male reproductive disorders, and prenatal diagnosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Steward is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Steward attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. 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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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

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