At Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, our goal is to help the patient achieve optimal health, using the gentlest and least invasive, safest techniques possible. Dr. Taryll Jenkins incorporates the best proven technology and advanced methods available to accomplish that goal.
Surgery is always considered a “last resort,” but it is necessary in certain situations. In these cases, Dr. Jenkins uses the minimally invasive laparoscopic method, avoiding many of the complications and extensive recovery inherent with traditional surgery. It is a sophisticated video-guided procedure, which only requires tiny incisions. Specialized surgical tools are inserted through the incisions, reaching the affected organ, with minimal impact on surrounding tissues.
Laparoscopy may be used to perform virtually any surgery needed, including hysterectomies, pelvic floor reconstruction, and the removal of cysts or fibroids. The details of the procedure depend on the type of surgery, though it is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Jenkins will explain in detail what to expect, as well as any potential risks. It is important to voice your concerns and ask any questions that you may have.
Local infiltration, regional block, or general anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Many patients feel very little pain when the anesthesia wears off. It is normal to feel a bit more discomfort and soreness the following day, but it should begin decreasing thereafter. Depending on the procedure, it may also take a few days for bowel functions to normalize. Postoperative symptoms typically fade within four to seven days.
Although this method is much more comfortable, with a shorter recovery time, than traditional methods, it is important to take the procedure and recovery seriously. Even the most minor surgery has risks if not cared for properly. Dr. Jenkins will give you complete post-operative care instructions, and these should be followed closely. If he has instructed rest or limited exertion for a period of time, there is a reason. We encourage you to call our office if you are unsure whether a specific activity is safe, or if you have any concerns about your progress. Even if you feel capable of being more active than advised, check with the doctor. With Dr. Jenkins’ exceptional skills, and your diligence, you can be back on your feet in just a few days!
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.