We found 4 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO PD near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 160, Office of Richard Dicicco Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Tampa, FL, Dade City, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. Dr. Dicicco's areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dicicco studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dicicco completed a residency program at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. David Francisco Echevarria, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Echevarria, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Echevarria's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Echevarria attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald James Straub, DO
Specializes in Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Donald Straub works as a surgeon. His clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Straub's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and Polyclinic Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Specializes in Surgery
508 S. Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Wilfred Aguila is a surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Aguila is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Aguila's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Aguila is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,992
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $941

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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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