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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. His areas of expertise include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rantis honors. Dr. Rantis is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Kane an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kane completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Guske's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Guske is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Wallace's clinical interests: colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Pae is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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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