We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Mckinney, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha works as a gastroenterologist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putcha include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. Dr. Putcha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Hepatectomy, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Shankar Chittajallu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4521 Medical Center Drive; Suite 500
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chittajallu is an adult gastroenterology specialist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Chittajallu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. Dr. Chittajallu (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Bile Duct Problems, Intestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Salim Halim Jabbour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Salim Jabbour is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jabbour's clinical interests: cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jabbour takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Jabbour is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon works as a gastroenterologist in McKinney, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Rendon's areas of expertise include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Rendon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Rendon has an open panel.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Gallstones, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Praveen Ranga Srungaram, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Praveen Srungaram's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Srungaram include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Srungaram is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Srungaram is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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All Interests: Heartburn, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Acid ... (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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