Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery, is a video-guided technique that allows for precision accuracy with minimal disruption to healthy tissues. It only requires tiny incisions, dramatically reducing the scarring associated with a procedure. At one time, it was considered rather experimental. However, decades of research and clinical application have demonstrated the clear benefits of laparoscopic surgery, including dramatically decreased post-procedure pain and downtime, and often a lower risk of complications.
This technique is not appropriate for every patient or every situation. A highly trained, experienced physician such as Dr. Jenkins can determine the safest and most effective method on a case-by-case basis. Due to considerable technological advances, the laparoscopic technique can be used for many common gynecological surgeries including:
Dr. Jenkins is committed to providing safe, modern healthcare, delivered with compassion. He always recommends the least invasive option in any situation. When possible, he prefers non-surgical treatments, and he typically uses the laparoscopic technique for surgeries. However, he also performs traditional, open surgery when circumstances indicate that it would yield better results or reduce the risks. If you are looking for an OB/GYN in the Fulshear area who has an unwavering dedication to your health and safety, call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine at 855-346-8610, and schedule an appointment. Our office is located in Katy, TX, convenient to Fulshear and other area communities.
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.