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Dr. Edward J Hannoush, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 200
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Edward Hannoush, who practices in Hartford, CT and Farmington, CT, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Hannoush is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavlos K Papasavas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 200
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Pavlos Papasavas' medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Papasavas is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. He speaks Greek.

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

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Laparoscopic Sleeve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,556
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,871
Dr. Darren Scott Tishler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 200
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Darren Tishler is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Glastonbury, CT, Manchester, CT, and Farmington, CT. Dr. Tishler is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Obesity, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,020
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,187

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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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