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We found 9 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Texas True Choice near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Victor Yang's specialty is 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a specialist in general surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Khoury's clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khoury is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sherman studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. 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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Barbara Bass practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Bass's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in breast cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and breast cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Bass is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Patrick Reardon's medical specialty is general surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Reardon's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reardon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sherilyn Gordon-Burroughs is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include crohn's disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ochoa include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. Dr. Ochoa is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ochoa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Maurie Reader, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reader's area of specialization is general surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include stomach surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reader honors. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reader completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Reader is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Stomach Surgery, Thyroid ... (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.