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We found 4 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 834-8622; (773) 702-6118

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Valaitis's clinical interests: rectocele, urodynamic testing, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Urogynecology, Reconstructive pelvic surgery, Botox therapy, Cystocele, Minimally invasive surgery, ... (Read more)

Shubhra Mukherjee MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitative Services
345 E. Superior; Ric 1100
Chicago, IL
(312) 238-1000; (847) 657-5800

Dr. Shubhra Mukherjee is a pediatric rehabilitation physician and rehabilitative services provider in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Her areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and disabilities. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Mukherjee is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mukherjee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Dr. Mukherjee's distinctions include: AACPDM Gage Award for Multi-media; Donnelly Disability Ethics Scholar, RIC; and Transition Task Group, BMCC. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: CP, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Myelomeningocele, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, ... (Read more)

Lawrence Hal Iteld MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1325
Chicago, IL
(312) 981-4440; (312) 757-4505

Dr. Lawrence Iteld is a plastic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Iteld is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iteld is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Iteld is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Children (all ages), Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Kimberly Joy Mercurio MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
1401 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
(708) 343-3566; (773) 522-5853

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Westchester, IL and Chicago, IL. Before performing her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Mercurio attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mercurio include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mercurio accepts. 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: Botox, Back Pain, Brain Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Disc Herniations, Electrodiagnosis, ... (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.