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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's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Feng 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. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He 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, 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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Khalil's clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 works as a bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Legha is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending Oxford University Medical School, Dr. Legha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Dr. Hong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patients gave Dr. Hong an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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, 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 surgeon in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and radiesse. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network 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, 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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Connolly 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 the University of Washington, Dr. Connolly attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Connolly's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Talley's clinical interests encompass plastic surgery procedures. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talley takes. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Talley attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Talley is conversant in Spanish. He is 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)

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

Dr. Cindy Russell practices plastic surgery in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA. These areas are among Dr. Russell's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Russell trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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)

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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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