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We found 2 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept MultiPlan near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Connolly average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Connolly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

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

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor, Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Liu is especially interested in neurological disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Liu's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dizziness, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (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.