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We found 4 providers with an interest in sclerotherapy and who accept PacifiCare near Houston, TX.

Dr. Imran Taj Mohiuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Imran Mohiuddin's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohiuddin include renal angioplasty, ablation, and heart problems. Dr. Mohiuddin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mohiuddin graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Sclerotherapy, Invasive Cardiology, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Valvuloplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Odom's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatobiliary disorders, hemorrhoids, and hemochromatosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1625
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Johnson is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Patient reviews placed Dr. Johnson at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Nutrition Issues, Sclerotherapy, Voice Problems, Gallstones, Preventive ... (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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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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What is Sclerotherapy?

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.