We found 5 interventional pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Karan Madan is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Madan is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Irfan Lalani is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lalani include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lalani takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lalani is affiliated with 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: 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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Skaribas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaribas attended Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. 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: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Abraham G Thomas, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Abraham Thomas, who practices in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology and interventional pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Thomas studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. On average, patients gave Dr. Thomas a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acute Pain, Back Pain

Specializes in Family Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine
2 Stadium Drive; #1305
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sourial Sourial's medical specialty is family medicine and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Sourial takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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