We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Aetna Gold near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Gazala Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
6410 Fannin Street; 250
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gazala Siddiqui is an urogynecology specialist in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from J.J.M. Medical College and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Raipur. For her professional training, Dr. Siddiqui completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Siddiqui is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Dr. Hajar I Ayoub, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 420
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hajar Ayoub's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Ayoub is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center for residency. She speaks Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Lotze's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lotze is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Fannin Surgicare. 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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Miller-Miles, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Miller-Miles honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hilaire Fisher's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Fannin Surgicare. She studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
7900 Fannin Street; Suite 4000
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ginger Cathey's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Cathey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Fannin Surgicare. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cathey graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?

Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty that focuses specifically on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. A pelvic floor disorder is any pain or dysfunction that occurs in the area surrounded by the pelvis: the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. There are many kinds of pelvic floor disorders, but by far the two most commonly treated by female pelvic medicine specialists are incontinence and prolapse.

Urinary incontinence is the unexpected release of small amounts of urine. It can be embarrassing, but it is extremely common. Because of the way women’s bodies are shaped, incontinence is much more common in women than in men. It can happen at any age, but is much more common in older women as age and pregnancy relax the muscles that support the bladder. There are two types of incontinence. Stress incontinence happens when sudden movements, such as coughing or laughing, cause slight leakage of urine. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the muscles around the bladder. Urge incontinence is when a woman has a very sudden need to empty her bladder for no reason, sometimes because of hearing or touching water, and she cannot always make it to the bathroom in time. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the nerves that signal the bladder to empty.

Prolapse of an organ is a condition that sounds and feels very frightening to most women, but it is also incredibly common and can usually be repaired without problems. One-third of all women will experience a prolapse at some point in their lives. Like incontinence, prolapse is also more common with age because the supporting muscles of the pelvic floor become weaker. A prolapsed organ occurs when the internal organ slips out of its supporting muscle sling and droops or falls into the vagina or rectum. The most common prolapse is when the bladder falls partially into the vagina, but the uterus, urethra, bowels, and even the vagina and rectum themselves can prolapse. Symptoms vary, depending on which organ has shifted, but may include:

  • a heavy feeling or abdominal pressure
  • feeling something in the vagina
  • urinary problems
  • painful intercourse

Treatment varies, depending on the type and severity of the prolapse, and may include strengthening exercises, pushing the organ back into place, or surgery.

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