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We found 2 providers matching chemodenervation and who accept Medicaid near Pasadena, CA.

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Dr. Steven Charles Dresner, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
125 S Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 265
Pasadena, CA

Dr. Steven Dresner practices ophthalmic plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dresner's areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dresner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dresner's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Eye Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $476
  • Medicare Cost: $148
Dr. Shankar Lakshman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
10 Congress Street; Suite #360
Pasadena, CA

Dr. Shankar Lakshman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lakshman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lakshman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Lakshman is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lakshman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (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.