We found 4 providers with an interest in endometriosis and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near The Woodlands, 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 is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steward include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Steward's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Dr. Steward's medical residency was performed at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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. Dr. Hickman has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hickman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network 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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Dr. Sandra Margaret Bello, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sandra Bello is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Bello is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bello include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Bello is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Bello trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency.

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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 has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Syal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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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