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Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Feng sees patients in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Feng trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Feng accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil works as a bariatric surgeon in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Khalil average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prithvi Singh Legha, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Prithvi Legha's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Legha include gastric bypass surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Oxford University Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Legha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Dr. Hong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong takes. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnny Tzer-Ren Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang is a plastic surgery specialist in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Los Altos, CA. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and radiesse. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Connolly's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Connolly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Ray Talley, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Talley specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Talley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Talley attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Russell obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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What is Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.
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