We found 5 providers matching sclerotherapy and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Katy, TX.
Dr. Stuart Harlin specializes in legal medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Harlin completed residency programs at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Patients gave Dr. Harlin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 97
- Uninsured Cost: $363
- Medicare Cost: $183
Dr. Victor Yang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang has an open panel.
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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Diaz's area of specialization is family medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Diaz's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.
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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Hypertension, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Diabetes, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)
Dr. Pedro Arguello's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arguello's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endoscopic sclerotherapy, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arguello studied medicine at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.
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All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Sclerotherapy, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)
Dr. Eric Hardee is a physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hardee trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 22
- Uninsured Cost: $691
- Medicare Cost: $211
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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.