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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 is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Valaitis's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, 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's areas of specialization are pediatric rehabilitation medicine and rehabilitative services; she sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta, Dr. Mukherjee attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and disabilities. Dr. Mukherjee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: AACPDM Gage Award for Multi-media; Donnelly Disability Ethics Scholar, RIC; and Transition Task Group, BMCC. Dr. Mukherjee is professionally affiliated with 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: Botox Injection, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Neurorehabilitation, Disabilities, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lawrence Iteld is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Iteld include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Iteld an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Iteld is affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She studied medicine at 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is 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.