We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Health Net near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Nitesh B Vachhani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 435
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani practices adult gastroenterology in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Dr. Vachhani is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Vachhani attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Guillermo Ii Trabanino II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. J. Trabanino is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Trabanino is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include endoscopic sclerotherapy, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Trabanino's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trabanino takes. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Endoscopy, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Lance Shannon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
16605 Sw Freeway; Suite 335
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Shannon is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shannon average 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Shannon's practice, he is particularly interested in polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shannon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shannon attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Colon Problems

Dr. Hanh Hoang Truong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Southwest Freeway; #340
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Hanh Truong's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Truong include warts, depression, and moles. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Truong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Truong has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Priti Jadav is a general internist and adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jadav is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jadav honors. She graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Incontinence, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Asha Kohli specializes in general practice and family medicine and practices in Missouri City, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kohli attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kohli is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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