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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
(305) 558-0411

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In Dr. Nuwayhid's practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Nuwayhid's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Bariatrics/Weight Loss Surgery

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Specializes in Surgery
1611 NW 12TH Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a specialist in surgery. He works in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Menzo include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Menzo is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Abdominal Hernia, Ventral Hernia, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Operations, Complex Abdominal ... (Read more)

Gerardo Javier Kahane MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 331
Miami, FL
(305) 285-5092; (305) 669-7331

Dr. Gerardo Kahane sees patients in Aventura, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric medicine. Dr. Kahane honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Cuyo Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Kahane (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Procedures Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Biopsy of Breast Colectomy Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
3650 NW 82nd Avenue; Suite 302
Doral, FL
(305) 856-4385

Dr. Nestor Munoz works as a surgeon. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Munoz studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,219
  • Medicare Cost: $1,229

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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.