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Dr. Nicholas Verdura, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
201 North Mountain Road; Suite 201
Plainville, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Verdura practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery in Plainville, CT, Meriden, CT, and Wallingford, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verdura takes. He trained at Waterbury Hospital for residency. Dr. Verdura (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Verdura's professional affiliations include Windham Hospital and MidState Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Wounds, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Hannoush is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Farmington, CT and Hartford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hannoush include laparoscopic hernia repair, gastric bypass surgery, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Hannoush attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hannoush is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darren Scott Tishler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
399 Farmington Avenue; Suite 200
Farmington, CT
 

Dr. Darren Tishler is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tishler's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Tishler is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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

Dr. Pavlos Papasavas specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Glastonbury, CT, South Windsor, CT, and Farmington, CT. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Papasavas is professionally 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, 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

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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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