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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
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Valaitis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

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

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

Dr. Shubhra Mukherjee specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine and rehabilitative services and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Her areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and disabilities. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mukherjee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mukherjee's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. Dr. Mukherjee has received professional recognition including the following: AACPDM Gage Award for Multi-media; Donnelly Disability Ethics Scholar, RIC; and Transition Task Group, BMCC.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Iteld's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Iteld's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iteld include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Iteld honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Mercurio obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mercurio include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Mercurio's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.