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

Showing 1-4 of 4
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 sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rantis obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

Read more

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

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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kane's clinical interests include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Kane attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

Read more

Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Guske is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Guske average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Clinical 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallace completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.