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We found 8 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Ruby near Palo Alto, 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 practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Feng is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Feng's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng 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, 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's specialty is bariatric surgery. He speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Khalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He 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, 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 practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Legha's clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Legha is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Legha 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
795 El Camino Real; Encina Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong's specialty is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hong 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Connolly is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He is open to new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, 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
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Russell's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Russell is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Russell 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 practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery in Los Gatos, CA and Mountain View, CA. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He has a special interest in plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Talley takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Talley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.