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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 (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
(281) 265-0225

Dr. Irfan Lalani's areas of specialization are interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lalani include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lalani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Lalani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominoplasty, Alzheimers Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cervical Disc Disease, Headaches, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
(713) 458-4530; (281) 633-5990

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Skaribas's clinical interests include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Dr. Skaribas graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Back & Neck Pain, Cervical Disc Disease, Chronic Pain, Intrathecal Therapy, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
(713) 973-7246; (713) 714-7192

Dr. Karan Madan works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Madan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Madan 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.