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Dr. Michael Christopher Abowd, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1490 Pinehurst Drive
Defiance, OH

Dr. Michael Abowd's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Abowd has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, cosmetic surgery, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy St. Anne Hospital, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and ProMedica. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Botox Injection, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Laurence Matthew Baibak, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 E. Second Street
Defiance, OH

Dr. Laurence Baibak practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Mercy St. Anne Hospital, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Dr. Baibak is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Baibak takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Neurophysiology, Neurology
1200 Ralston Avenue
Defiance, OH

Dr. Mahmoud Mohamed sees patients in Toledo, OH, Sylvania, OH, and Oregon, OH. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mohamed is especially interested in headache. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Mohamed attended medical school at Zagazig University Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Mercy St. Anne Hospital, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and ProMedica.

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Clinical Interests: Headache

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $593 - $644
  • Medicare Cost: $115 - $221
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Specializes in Neurology
1200 Ralston Avenue
Defiance, OH

Dr. Faizan Hafeez's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Hafeez average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of pain management and headache. His professional affiliations include Mercy St. Anne Hospital and ProMedica. Dr. Hafeez accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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Clinical Interests: Headache, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $203 - $378
  • Medicare Cost: $98 - $199

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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.