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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Balasubramaniam attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. She trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Balasubramaniam's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diabetes, pancreas problems, and ulcers. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Askenasy studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Askenasy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Nitesh Vachhani's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vachhani include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and colon cancer. Dr. Vachhani's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Vachhani average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Vachhani welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Shannon practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Sugar Land, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shannon include polyps, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shannon's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fiman's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fiman attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Internal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Haas practices colon & rectal surgery and preventive medicine. Patients gave Dr. Haas an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Haas attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gajula include obesity, colon cancer, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Gajula average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gajula accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Gajula's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nisar Ahmed is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency 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 attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wood include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Wood is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alaniz include paget's disease, crohn's disease, and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alaniz's office for an appointment.

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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 general surgeon in Katy, TX, Stafford, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Ngo studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ngo trained at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His areas of expertise include amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ngo a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Truong's clinical interests: warts, depression, and moles. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truong honors. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Truong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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 average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jadav's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Jadav graduated from Medical College Baroda.

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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's specialties are general practice and family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kohli include warts, menopause, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kohli is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Kohli is open to new patients.

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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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