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We found 12 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Texas True Choice near Houston, TX.

Dr. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso practices adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Barroso is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Bincy Paulose Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bincy Abraham, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Abraham attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Abraham's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Abraham is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang accepts. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1900 N. West; Suite 390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. R. Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Patel studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Anne Busisiwe Maseko, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anne Alaniz is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Clinical interests for Dr. Alaniz include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and endometriosis. Dr. Alaniz is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alaniz's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Elias Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Khoury's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Khoury attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khoury's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Wade Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade Rosenberg is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include obesity, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Lee Bass, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Suite 1661; Suite 1661
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Bass practices general surgery in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast surgery, crohn's disease, and breast cancer. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bass is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Bass is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherilyn Gordon Gordon-Burroughs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherilyn Gordon-Burroughs' medical specialty is general surgery and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon-Burroughs include crohn's disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Anthony Ochoa Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Ochoa is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Ochoa's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ochoa's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Scar ... (Read more)

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.