We found 10 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Texas True Choice near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pidala include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pidala honors. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. His residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Pidala has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Randolph Bailey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. H. Bailey works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Bailey attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Bailey include warts, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Bailey average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bailey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atilla Ertan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin; #1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Atilla Ertan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ertan include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. Dr. Ertan's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ertan's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Ankara University. Dr. Ertan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. David Allan Thompson, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Thompson practices colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Thompson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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All Interests: Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Rectal Surgery

Dr. Omar I Madriz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Omar Madriz's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Bunker Hill Village, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Madriz include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Madriz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Madriz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Paul Askenasy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Askenasy's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Askenasy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. Dr. Askenasy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Amit K Agarwal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amit Agarwal is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Agarwal include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Agarwal is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Agarwal has an open panel.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Yang average 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Yang's clinical interests: ablation, ulcers, and anemia. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang takes. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yang has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sammy E Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury's area of specialization is general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoury include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Khoury is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Khoury's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Hema C Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hema Patel's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and moles. Her average rating from her patients is 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. Patel accepts. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cervical Dysplasia, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, ... (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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