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

Dr. Sriram Machineni works as a bariatric medicine specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Machineni is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo General Hospital, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Machineni attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Machineni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi-Urdu. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Machineni welcomes 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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hutter include diverticular disease, stomach surgery, and colon surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hutter honors. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hutter has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Meireles accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Meireles welcomes new patients. For his residency, Dr. Meireles trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Best of DDW 2011(2011). He speaks Portuguese.

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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's area of specialization is anesthesiology. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Forman attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Forman trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School.; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.; and NIH Scientific Review Group member.

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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, she is particularly interested in health promotion and weight loss. Dr. Stanford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, she completed her residency training at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Stanford has received distinctions including 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. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kelleher include gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Kelleher's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Kelleher trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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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.