We found 6 bariatric surgeons who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Hoffman Estates, 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.

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

Dr. Amir J Heydari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
360 Station Drive; Third Floor
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Amir Heydari's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Heydari at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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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 medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Kane is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kane is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Guske is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Guske's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallace include colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wallace at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John R Cheregi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
360 Station Drive; Third Floor
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. John Cheregi is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Cheregi attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cheregi is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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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.
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