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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 works as a bariatric surgeon in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Feng performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, 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 is a bariatric surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Khalil average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Khalil's medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His 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, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, 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 specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Legha has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Dr. Legha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 works as a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Hong attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong is accepting 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Connolly a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Chang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Russell's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Russell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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's medical specialty is hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Talley accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Talley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, 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: Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (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.