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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. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include renal angioplasty, ablation, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mohiuddin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Brundha Balaraman, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2720
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brundha Balaraman works as a surgical dermatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Balaraman include ablation, dermabrasion, and skin biopsy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Balaraman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Ablation, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Leroy Odom, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Crawford; Suite 1300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Leroy Odom works as a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders, hemorrhoids, and hemochromatosis. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Odom accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Odom welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Craig David Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Johnson is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Houston, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at 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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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.