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We found 6 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Overland Park, KS.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Sorensen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Sorensen's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,015
  • Medicare Cost: $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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Fearing attended the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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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. Stanley David Hoehn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
9301 W 74th Street; Suite 230
Merriam, KS
 

Dr. Stanley Hoehn specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. Dr. Hoehn graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hoehn trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoehn accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,300 - $5,341
  • Medicare Cost: $853 - $1,391
Dr. Tanyaradzwa Miriam Kajese, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5701 W 119th Street; #320
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Tanyaradzwa Kajese works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Overland Park, KS and Wichita, KS. Dr. Kajese's clinical interests include laparoscopic hernia repair, gastric bypass surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. She is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Kajese attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Overland Park, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crane include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. Dr. Crane is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sirridge include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), leukemia, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Sirridge takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sirridge has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional 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.