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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, ulcers, and anemia. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yang's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He 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 specialist in general surgery. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patients rated Dr. Khoury highly, giving him an average of 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. Khoury accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Khoury is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Sherman attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Sherman's clinical interests include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Sherman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherman 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. 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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Bass has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in breast cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and breast cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bass welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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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 practices general surgery in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Reardon's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. 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. Dr. Reardon is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Reardon 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 practices general surgery and transplant surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gordon-Burroughs's clinical interests: crohn's disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon-Burroughs honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ochoa's clinical interests include crohn's disease, laparoscopic colectomy, and gallstones. The average patient rating for Dr. Ochoa is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ochoa is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice 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 medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Reader takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Reader attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reader has an open panel.

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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.