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

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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 clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Patient ratings for Dr. Steward average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Steward attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Timothy Hickman's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Hickman is 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hickman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endometriosis, Operative Hysteroscopy

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

Dr. Sandra Bello, who practices in Cypress, TX, Tomball, TX, and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before completing her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Bello attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bello include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She 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 and practices in The Woodlands, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Syal attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syal takes 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, Laser Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Premenstrual ... (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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