We found 4 providers with an interest in sclerotherapy and who accept PacifiCare near Houston, TX.
Dr. Imran Mohiuddin's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, ablation, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohiuddin accepts. Dr. Mohiuddin is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mohiuddin is accepting new patients.
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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Invasive Cardiology, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)
Dr. Brundha Balaraman is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: ablation, dermabrasion, and skin biopsy. Dr. Balaraman honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Balaraman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.
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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Ablation, Laser ... (Read more)
Dr. Leroy Odom works as a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sclerotherapy, hepatobiliary disorders, and hemorrhoids. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom's practice is open to new patients.
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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, ERCP, ... (Read more)
Dr. Craig Johnson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Johnson's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Johnson is accepting new patients.
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All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Nutrition Issues, Sclerotherapy, Voice Problems, Gallstones, Preventive ... (Read more)
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Sclerotherapy is a type of minimally invasive treatment used to treat swollen, enlarged veins. It is commonly used to treat varicose or spider veins, but it can also be used in the management of hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, and esophageal varices.
During the procedure, an irritant solution is injected into the problem blood vessel, which causes the lining of the veins to swell and stick together, cutting off blood flow. The veins collapse, cutting off bleeding, and a small amount of scar tissue forms. The veins shrink and eventually disappear. In the case of rectal prolapse, the scar tissue formed by the injection helps hold the rectum in place. The treatment of esophageal varices, or large, swollen veins in the throat, is slightly more complicated and requires the use of an endoscope, or lighted tube placed in the mouth.
Sclerotherapy is a useful procedure particularly because it stops treated veins from bleeding, so it can be used by patients on blood thinners who cannot have surgery. The painless procedure is typically performed in a doctor’s office and takes about 30 minutes. Although the injected area may initially have a bruised or brown look, it heals quickly.