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We found 6 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Miami, FL.

Dr. Jorge Luis Sosa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Sosa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sosa average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sosa takes. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sosa is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,500
  • Medicare Cost: $2,151
Dr. Zaher Issam Nuwayhid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Zaher Nuwayhid is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Nuwayhid is in-network for 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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Specializes in Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Menzo include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hector Ivan Pallavicini, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
3499 West 4 Avenue; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Hector Pallavicini works as a surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Pallavicini attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pallavicini is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,450
  • Medicare Cost: $344
Dr. Gerardo Javier Kahane, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine
3641 South Miami Avenue; Suite 331
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gerardo Kahane is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric medicine. After attending National University of Cuyo Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, 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: Tissue Transfer, Laparoscopic Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hemorrhoidectomy, Open Lymph ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 302
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Nestor Munoz is a medical specialist in surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Munoz graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,219 - $9,193
  • Medicare Cost: $1,229 - $2,117

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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.