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Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
50 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sriram Machineni's specialty is bariatric medicine. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo General Hospital, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Machineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi-Urdu. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Machineni is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Nutritional Deficiencies, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Medication

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Matthew Hutter's medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, stomach surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Hutter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hutter is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ozanan Meireles sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meireles include hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Meireles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Meireles completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Meireles has received the distinction of Best of DDW 2011(2011). He speaks Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,790
  • Medicare Cost: $1,128
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Specializes in Anesthesiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stuart Forman is a specialist in anesthesiology. Dr. Forman is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Forman attended Harvard Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Forman has received distinctions including Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School.; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.; and NIH Scientific Review Group member. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Anesthesia, Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 430
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Fatima Stanford's areas of specialization are bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Stanford focuses on health promotion and weight loss. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Stanford is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Palmetto Health Richland's residency program. Her distinctions include: Who's Who in America; American College of Physicians Johnson Leadership Award; and Excellence in Ambulatory General Medicine/ University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Health Promotion, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Medication

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Warren 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cassandra Kelleher's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelleher completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (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.