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We found 7 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept Medicare near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite 305
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jaibaji's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. Dr. Jaibaji trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection, botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Stuart Handler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2305
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Handler specializes in plastic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Handler include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Handler attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Handler is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Kaushal M Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
7862 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in neuro-ophthalmology. These areas are among his clinical interests: nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kulkarni obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Nystagmus, Thyroid Problems, Intracranial Hypertension, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Lee Hogan, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Hogan is a neurologist. His areas of expertise include nerve conduction studies (NCS), parkinson's disease, and headache. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hogan attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hogan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hogan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Parkinson's Disease, Electroencephalography, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD
Specializes in Neurology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 603
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Er-Kai Gao specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in La Mesa, CA. He studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. For his residency, Dr. Gao trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among Dr. Gao's clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Gao a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Gao is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Back ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 307
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ahmad Mohammad's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mohammad include post-polio syndrome (PPS), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammad accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Mohammad (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Pashto. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Yu Dennis Cheng, MD
Specializes in Neurology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 603
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Yu Cheng is a neurologist in La Mesa, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include post-polio syndrome (PPS), trigger point injections, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Cheng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jinan University. For his residency, Dr. Cheng trained at the University of Missouri Health System. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

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What is Chemodenervation?

Chemodenervation is a type of treatment that stops unwanted or overactive sensations and movements. A very small dose of strong chemicals is injected into the affected nerve or muscle, blocking movement and pain in a small and specific area. Chemodenervation may use substances such as phenol or alcohol, but the most well-known agent is botulinum toxin, commonly in the form of Botox. Originally approved to treat wrinkles, Botox is now used to treat a wide variety of disorders.

Chemodenervation can be used to treat many different disorders that cause pain or unwanted movement. Some of these include:

  • Spasticity, or tight, stiff muscle movement
  • Cerebral palsy, which can cause exaggerated or uncontrolled movement
  • Dystonia, or cramping and involuntary motions
  • Migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Some kinds of chronic pain, including sciatica
  • Certain voice disorders
  • Excess salivation

Depending on the area being treated, a chemodenervation session may take only a few minutes or as long as an hour. In some cases, an ultrasound will be used to guide the injection to exactly the right spot. Although results may be felt immediately, it may take 5 to 7 days for full effect. Results usually last several months.