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We found 8 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Health Net HMO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Gregg H Jossart, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Jossart practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. In Dr. Jossart's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Jossart is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery

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

Dr. John Michael Rabkin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. John Rabkin practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and transplant surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Rabkin's areas of clinical interest consist of weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) and liver transplant. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Rabkin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Transplant, Liver Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Kyung Chul Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Lee's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lee offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alan Harvey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1199 Bush Street; Suite 690
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Harvey is a plastic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Harvey (or staff) speaks German. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harvey include cosmetic surgery. Dr. Harvey is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Harvey studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Harvey trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Butterworth Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harvey takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Harvey's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Body Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Wounds, Breast Reduction, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Philip Friedenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
One Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 265c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedenthal is a plastic surgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedenthal's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedenthal is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Friedenthal has an open panel.

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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. Gabriel Matthew Kind, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
45 Castro Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Kind is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Kind (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kind include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kind's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kind performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Cheng-Yang Christian Tuan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 504
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Cheng-Yang Tuan is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tuan include diabetes and metabolism. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tuan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin. He also offers interpreting services for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael I Kulick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
450 Sutter Street; Suite 2620
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kulick is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kulick has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Seton Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kulick attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Finger Joint Replacement, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Breast ... (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.