We found 5 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Chicago, IL.

Dr. George Thomas Moynihan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1 E Erie Street; Suite 640
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. George Moynihan is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Moynihan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, dermabrasion, and radiesse. On average, patients gave Dr. Moynihan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis works as an urogynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Valaitis include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Valaitis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shubhra Mukherjee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitative Services
345 E Superior Street; Suite 1100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shubhra Mukherjee specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine and rehabilitative services and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mukherjee completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mukherjee include neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and disabilities. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mukherjee honors. She has received the following distinctions: AACPDM Gage Award for Multi-media; Donnelly Disability Ethics Scholar, RIC; and Transition Task Group, BMCC. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Mukherjee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Botox Injection, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Neurorehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence H Iteld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1325
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Iteld works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Iteld include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Iteld is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iteld is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Dysport injection, Botox injection, botulinum toxin injection

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

Dr. Kimberly J Mercurio, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1401 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Mercurio completed her residency training at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Orthotics, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Botox Injection, Herniated Disc, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, ... (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.

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