We found 5 bariatric surgeons who accept Blue Shield PPO near Stockton, CA.

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Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6655 Alvarado Road, Alvarado Surgical Weight Loss; Suite 605
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bhoyrul's areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Bhoyrul attended medical school at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Bhoyrul (or staff) speaks French and Hindi. Dr. Bhoyrul's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. William D Fuller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Fuller is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA, La Jolla, CA, and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Fuller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fuller is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Eugene W Rumsey Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Rumsey is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rumsey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Rumsey trained at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. George G Zorn III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. George Zorn specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. His clinical interests encompass weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Zorn is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zorn has an open panel. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Julie A Ellner, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5555 Reservoir Drive; Suite 203
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Julie Ellner's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Ellner has indicated that her clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Ellner has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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What is Bariatric 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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