Kerry Kirkman, MD and Jamara Hice-Garza, MD
When Dr. Kerry Kirkman took over the Cypress Women’s Center 14 years ago, she knew she wanted to focus on high quality patient care and the relationships she would form with her patients. Now, with partner Dr. Jamara Hice-Garza, she’s kept that same focus while continuing to grow the practice. Nurse Practitioners Jackie Spindler and Abi Isola-Gbenla round out the team of passionate caregivers dedicated to their patients.
“We provide services such as well-woman exams, comprehensive obstetrical care, and post menopausal hormone therapies. Our office provides a wide range of traditional gynecological and obstetrical care,” says Dr. Kirkman.
Whether you’re a young woman expecting your first baby or a more mature woman managing menopause and your weight, Dr. Kirkman would like to partner in your journey. She is passionate about every aspect of obstetrics and gynecology and keeps her patients’ good health at the forefront of her busy practice.
Cypress Women’s Center offers the entire spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology, including pregnancy and childbirth, vaginal rejuvenation and pelvic prolapse correction, urinary incontinence procedures, bio-identical hormone replacement therapies, outpatient procedures such as Essure (sterilization) and Novasure (ablation for heavy menses), minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, and medical weight-loss programs—for women and men—using HCG.
Dedication to High-Quality Patient Care
Through North Cypress Medical Center’s acquisition of the da Vinci Surgical System, Dr. Kirkman offers robotic surgery for her patients for various gynecological procedures such as hysterectomies, ovarian removal, and exploratory surgery. “It’s exciting to be able to offer such state-of-the-art surgery options to our patients,” she said. “Our commitment to providing the highest level of care is evident in everything we do. I have performed over 90 percent of my gynecological surgeries via the advanced da Vinci Robot. This technique enables the surgeon to perform advanced surgical procedures in a minimally invasive manner. This allows for a quicker recovery period for the patient and a reduced hospital stay. Women are provided a modality to return to routine daily activity much faster.”
The da Vinci robot has been a breakthrough device for physicians across the spectrum of specialties. Over three million people have benefited from surgery with the da Vinci surgical system worldwide. Minimally invasive, the da Vinci allows the surgeon to control it at all times but uses only a few small incisions, allowing for quicker healing and less complications.
While robotic surgery is a somewhat recent development, providing bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for her patients has been nearly a decade-long devotion for Dr. Kirkman. “Just like every pregnancy is unique, menopause doesn’t look the same to every woman,” she said. “It’s an art as much as a science.” Through blood tests and personal counseling, Dr. Kirkman is able to tailor hormone replacement therapy and order from a compounding pharmacy nearby. As a result, patients no longer have to endure hot flashes, low sex drives, decreased energy levels, sleeplessness, and more. “It’s so rewarding to see them get their lives back and even help revive their marriages.”
Dedication to Relationships
Because of the intimate nature of women’s health, Dr. Kirkman and her team are proud of the relationships they form with their patients that continue throughout a pregnancy and beyond. In addition to her affiliation with North Cypress Medical Center, she also delivers babies at Cypress Fairbanks Hospital—an award-winning maternity ward with a Level III NICU. “There’s no need to go all the way downtown when the highest level of neonatal care is right here in Cypress. Beginning in April 2017, her office will also begin to perform deliveries and C-sections with the new Memorial Herman Hospital located at 290 and Mason Road in Fairfield. Opening April 1st, this new Maternity Ward will provide state of the art OB and newborn care to the North Cypress Area.
Dr. Kirkman shared a recent success story of a difficult pregnancy and the role that Cypress Fairbanks Hospital played in the lives on one family. “I have a new mom of twins, a boy and a girl,” says Dr. Kirkman. “Because of twin to twin transfusion syndrome, the boy was thriving in the womb but was taking from the other twin. We hospitalized the mother, watching her closely, to bring her as fully to term as possible. She made it to 32 weeks, and I delivered the twins via C-section. The boy was 4.5 pounds and the girl was only 3.1 pounds! But today, they are 10 weeks old and about to go home. They’ve been in the NICU at Cypress Fairbanks, which is wonderful care for premature babies. Thankfully, the whole family is now doing great.”
Dr. Kirkman is proud to devote much of her practice to helping women stay healthy. “We focus a lot on prevention, diagnosing problems early and getting people to a state of general well-being,” she said.
Meet the Team
Dr. Kerry Kirkman obtained her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Texas at Galveston and has been at the helm of Cypress Women’s Center since 2004. Dr. Kirkman is raising two children in the Cypress area. Her son was recently accepted to Cornell University and will be running track for the Cornell Bears in August, in addition to seeking an undergraduate degree in Biology. Her daughter is an accomplished freshman at Cy-Fair High school.
Her partner, Dr. Jamara Hice-Garza, obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed her residency at Texas Tech in Lubbock. Nurse Practitioners Jackie Spindler and Abi Isola-gbnla are a critical part of the team. They look forward to meeting your needs throughout the different stages of your life. Contact Cypress Women’s Center today at (281) 955-7900.
Cypress Women’s Center offers:
- Well-woman care
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Vaginal rejuvenation
- Pelvic prolapse correction
- Urinary incontinence procedures
- Bio-identical hormone replacement therapies
- Outpatient procedures such as Essure (sterilization) and Novasure (ablation for heavy menses)
- Minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries
- Medical weight-loss programs—for women and men—using HCG.
21216 Northwest Freeway Suite 520
Cypress, Texas 77429
Photography by Stephanie Quates Photography