We found 15 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Balasubramaniam's areas of expertise include warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Balasubramaniam completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Howard Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Stein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stein obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Vachhani's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vachhani at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vachhani accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Erik Paul Askenasy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway S.; Suite #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erik Askenasy's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Askenasy include colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. Dr. Askenasy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Askenasy's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Shannon is a gastroenterologist. In his practice, Dr. Shannon focuses on polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Shannon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shannon is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Keith H Fiman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1111 Highway 6; Suite 105
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Keith Fiman practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fiman is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fiman is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fiman welcomes new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery, Preventive Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are colon & rectal surgery and preventive medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Haas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Leka Gajula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 370
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Leka Gajula's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gajula at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gajula include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gajula takes. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gajula is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nisar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nisar Ahmed's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed honors. Dr. Ahmed studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16651 Southwest Freeway; #360
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wood's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wood is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Busisiwe Maseko, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anne Alaniz, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Alaniz's areas of expertise include the following: paget's disease, crohn's disease, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Alaniz is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Female ... (Read more)

Dr. Dieu rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
13811 Murphy Road
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Ngo's clinical interests include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ngo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hanh Truong's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Truong's clinical interests include warts, depression, and moles. The average patient rating for Dr. Truong is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Truong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and adolescent medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jadav's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Jadav is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kohli average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kohli include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kohli honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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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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