The doctors at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine work hard to help women enjoy excellent health without surgical intervention. However, there are situations when complete hysterectomy is the best option. Women in the Katy, TX area might be surprised at some of the benefits of this procedure.
Hysterectomy is surgical removal of female reproductive organs. Complete hysterectomy takes the uterus and cervix, and there are many other variations involving fallopian tubes, ovaries, and sometimes the upper portion of the vagina and lymph nodes when cancer is present. Hysterectomy ends menstruation and ability to conceive a child. It also reduces production of estrogen, essentially triggering menopause, regardless of the patient’s age.
Many women considering hysterectomy want to know how the procedure will affect sexual function. Every woman is different. Some experience vaginal dryness or discomfort, similar what occurs after menopause. However, it can be alleviated with prescription creams. In most cases, the situation that caused need for hysterectomy already effectively curtailed intimacy. The procedure restores confidence and physical ability to resume sexual activity. Libido may lessen, remain unchanged, or increase, but there is no medical reason you cannot remain sexually active after hysterectomy, and enjoy it.
Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Falae consider possible alternatives and help you arrive at the best decision for your situation. If you decide on complete hysterectomy, it can be scheduled at one of the hospitals in the Katy area where we have surgical privileges. Call 855-346-8610 to discover your options.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.