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Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. G. Sorensen is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Sorensen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sorensen trained at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $5,015
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,756
Dr. Nicole Marie Fearing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 320
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Nicole Fearing is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Fearing average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fearing is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tanyaradzwa Miriam Kajese, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5701 West 119th Street; #305
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Tanyaradzwa Kajese is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hernia repair, gastric bypass surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kajese graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua S Langert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
10730 Nall Avenue; #101
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Joshua Langert's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langert accepts. Dr. Langert's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory James Crane, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
12200 W 110th Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Gregory Crane is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Crane's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Crane completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Providence Hospital, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Frank Sirridge, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Level 2-cancer Center, Westwood Medical Pavilion and The Richard An.
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Sirridge is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sirridge include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and coagulation disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sirridge's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Blood Disorders, Weight Loss Surgery, Leukemia, Cancer, Coagulation ... (Read more)

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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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