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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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Rantis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Rantis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Guske speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Rossini is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rossini include minimally invasive surgery and neonatal surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rossini is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal problems, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and breast surgery. Dr. Wallace takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.