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We found 5 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Madison Heights, MI.

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Dr. John Daniel Webber, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6001 W Outer Drive; Suite 121
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. John Webber, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, obesity, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Webber is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Webber completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustafa Abdul-Karim Hares, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mustafa Hares, who practices in Auburn Hills, MI and Madison Heights, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He has a special interest in obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). On average, patients gave Dr. Hares a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Hares is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mubashir Ali Sabir, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mubashir Sabir is a medical specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Sabir trained at Providence Hospital for his residency. He is especially interested in obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sabir is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Roux-En-y ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary R Katz, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 301
Madison Hts, MI
 

Dr. Gary Katz is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,099
Dr. David M Siegel, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 301
Madison Hts, MI
 

Dr. David Siegel specializes in general surgery and practices in Madison Heights, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, obesity, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Siegel is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (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.