We found 1 provider matching electromyography and who accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Katy, TX.

Dr. David Scott Kent, MD
Specializes in Urology
23920 Katy Frwy; Suite 380
Katy, TX

Dr. David Kent is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kent's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, prostate problems, and kidney stones. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Kent has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $617
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $101


What is Electromyography?

Electromyography, or EMG, is a kind of diagnostic test that checks the health of muscles and the nerves that make them move. Nerves that move muscles, called motor neurons, use electrical impulses to stimulate muscle fibers to contract. An EMG records these electrical impulses. Electromyography uses a very tiny needle placed in the muscle tissue to measure the amount of electricity inside the muscle. It is often done along with a test called a nerve conduction study, where electrodes placed on the skin measure how efficiently electricity can move around the body.

An EMG is usually done when a patient has symptoms of a nerve or muscle disorder, such as numbness, tingling, or weakness. It can help diagnose disorders such as muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy, or ALS. The test is very safe, only mildly uncomfortable, and usually takes less than an hour to complete. It can provide important information about muscle problems.
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