We found 5 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept PHCS PPO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rantis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,494
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $926
Dr. James M Kane Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Kane's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Kane attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Kane's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,368
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,684
Dr. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Guske at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Guske attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan W Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Wallace is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallace honors. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Hyperhidrosis, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
605 W Central Road; Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Pae practices general surgery. Dr. Pae's clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Pae completed a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael. In addition to English, Dr. Pae speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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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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