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We found 8 bariatric surgeons who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Covington, LA.

Dr. Ruary Cilian OConnell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
101 E Fairway Drive; Suite 402
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Ruary O'Connell practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Covington, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Mandeville, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Connell takes. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Clark Gerard Warden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Clark Warden specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Covington, LA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Warden's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Warden is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Matthew S French, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Matthew French specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Metairie, LA and Covington, LA. His professional affiliations include Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. French takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Dr. Thomas E Lavin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Lavin works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lavin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Lavin attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lavin is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. James Glas Redmann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Highway 190 East Service Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. James Redmann is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Redmann performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Redmann is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rachel L Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Rachel Moore specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Covington, LA and Metairie, LA. Dr. Moore studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Moore trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moore accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Joseph J Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7015 Hwy 190 E Serv Road; Suite 200
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Michael Thomas practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Thomas attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
606 W. 11th Avenue
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Mark Dominguez's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Covington, LA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dominguez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital.

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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.