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We found 4 bariatric surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guske takes. Dr. Guske attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

Dr. Connie Jean Rossini, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Lower Level - Women & Childrens Hospital
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Connie Rossini is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and neonatal surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Rossini is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at Baystate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery

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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wallace accepts. Dr. Wallace graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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What is Bariatric 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.