We found 3 interventional pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Lalani, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lalani include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lalani average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lalani honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Skaribas's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skaribas accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Skaribas attended medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karan Madan's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madan takes. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.
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