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 practices adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Yang is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Yang is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoury include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Khoury average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Khoury attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Sherman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Sherman trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sherman has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Bass's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in breast cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bass accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Patrick Reardon's medical specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Reardon's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon 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 specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. She works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Ochoa is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ochoa's clinical interests include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ochoa is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Reader's clinical interests include stomach surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reader studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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