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Wellness is a lifetime journey. The ObGyns and clinicians at Women's Health Texas are here to help you be your healthiest self, at every age. Read important news, get helpful tips for wellness, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Women's Health Texas in the News

Oakwood Seton Williamson is closing on October 31, 2019

Oakwood Seton Williamson is closing on October 31, 2019. Find your options for ObGyn care and medical release forms for transfer. Oakwood Seton Williamson, along with providers Dr. Brenda Chao, Dr. Rebecca Teng, and Dr. Beth Thai, will be closing its practice located at 301 Seton Parkway, Suite 407, Round Rock, TX 78665 effective October…

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Women’s Health TX Physicians Named to 2019 Texas Super Doctors List

Women’s Health TX Physicians Named to 2019 Texas Super Doctors List We proudly congratulate the physicians honored as Texas’ Super Doctors of 2019 by Texas Monthly. Each year, physicians are selected through a rigorous multifaceted process, involving peer review, noteworthy achievements, and evaluation process, which concludes in a final panel review and selection. Only top-scoring…

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Women’s Health TX Welcomes Largest San Antonio-Based ObGyn Practice

Women’s Health TX Welcomes Largest San Antonio-based ObGyn Practice Women’s Health Texas (WHT) is excited to expand its reach to San Antonio by welcoming the city’s largest ObGyn practice, Institute for Women’s Health (IFWH) to the physician group, effective April 1st. The addition of IFWH makes Women’s Health Texas the largest ObGyn practice in central…

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Abikahled and Kish TX Top Docs Approved Providers

Abikahled and Kish TX Top Docs Approved Providers Dr. Shannon Abikahled and Dr. Karen M. Kish are approved as TX Top Doctor for ObGyn services. TX Top Docs qualify providers through a multi-step process that includes an initial questionnaire, background check, and internal review by medical professionals for inclusion within their directory. USA Top Docs…

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Women’s Health Texas Featured on Cover of Inside Healthcare Magazine

Women’s Health Texas Featured on Cover of Inside Healthcare Magazine Women’s Health Texas received a front-page feature and an extended article in Inside Healthcare Magazine, a national publication that covers executive topics and emerging trends in the healthcare industry. The article details the formation and growth of Women’s Health Texas, its progression in recent years…

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Meet the WPIH Associates

Meet the WPIH Associates Please join us here at Women Partners in Health for an opportunity to meet the physicians in our practices. Stephanie Reich, MD Vanessa Yium, MD Donell Oliver, MD Natasya Ikbal, MD Jennifer Summers, MD Laura Eastep, MD Bailey Escarzaga, MD Vida Esfandiari, MD Nancy Loomis, CNM Brenna Wise, RN, FNP-C *Refreshments will be…

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Is Addyi worth the risk?

Is Addyi worth the risk?. ADDYI is the “Viagra for women” –or so they say. The FDA recently approved Addyi (Flibanserin) for treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. It is estimated that 40-50 percent of women have some sort of sexual dysfunction and this is the first medication the FDA has approved…

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IUD for birth control and abnormal bleeding

IUD for birth control and abnormal bleeding. An intrauterine device, or IUD, is one of the most effective forms of birth control available, with less than one pregnancy occurring in every 100 women within the first year of use. In other words, an IUD is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. This long-acting form…

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Minimally invasive surgery is beneficial for patients

Minimally invasive surgery is beneficial for patients. Our Austin ObGyns are trained to perform minimally invasive surgery, a technique that can be used for most procedures today. Unlike traditional, open surgery, which requires a large abdominal incision, minimally invasive surgery requires only a few small incisions. In other minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, we can operate…

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High-risk pregnancy care

Our Oakwood Women’s Centre ObGyns have decades of combined experience with high-risk pregnancy care. When a woman is experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, she needs to seek out a team that is experienced in the most up-to-date practices and procedures that can protect both mother and baby. Our Oakwood Women’s Centre ObGyns have the expertise to…

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Meet Dr. Vida Esfandiari

Meet Dr. Via Esfandiari. Dr. Vida Esfandiari enjoys following patients through the different phases of their lives. She says, “In ObGyn, you can follow a patient throughout her life, and I really enjoy that.” Dr. Esfandiari is an experienced Austin ObGyn who joins Women Partners in Health with prior clinical experience. She worked in a…

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Vida Esfandiari, MD takes a special interest in routine and high-risk pregnancy care

Vida Esfandiari, MD takes a special interest in routine and high-risk pregnancy care. Vida Esfandiari MD particularly enjoys providing pregnancy care and educational information to routine and high-risk patients. During her residency, Dr. Esfandiari wrote an educational pamphlet for patients who had referrals to The University of Texas Medical Branch Beta Clinic for pregnancy care.…

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Introducing the da Vinci Xi: An advancement in Single Site Laparoscopy Surgery

Introducing the da Vinci Xi: An Advancement in Single Site Laparoscopy Surgery. Single site laparoscopy allows 21st century surgeons, including the Austin ObGyns here at Renaissance Women’s Group, to complete complex procedures using only one small incision coupled with an advanced array of robotic instruments and camera technology. This practice reduces risk, limits infection and…

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The Robotic Acessa™ procedure for fibroids

Dr. Devin Garza explains the advantages of the robotic Acessa™ procedure. The Acessa™ procedure is a breakthrough in technology that allows physicians to treat uterine fibroids using minimally invasive surgical techniques in a new way. Acessa™ uses radiofrequency ablation to apply energy and reduce the size of fibroids through a small needle on the tip of…

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