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We found 8 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept HealthSmart near Los Altos, CA.

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

Dr. John Feng is a bariatric surgery specialist in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feng accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Khalil's medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Khalil honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Khalil is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 is a bariatric surgeon in Mountain View, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Oxford University Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Legha average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Legha takes. Dr. Legha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hong is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hong's professional 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, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Connolly is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Connolly is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Connolly has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Connolly attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Johnny Chang is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Chang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Eyelid Problems, 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, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Russell's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. John Talley is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Talley attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Talley is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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)

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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.