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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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Webber include esophageal cancer, obesity, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Dr. Webber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Webber trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Webber has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

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

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

Dr. Mubashir Sabir, who practices in Novi, MI, Southfield, MI, and Madison Heights, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Sabir's areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, 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. Mustafa Abdul-Karim Hares, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mustafa Hares works as a general surgeon in Auburn Hills, MI and Madison Heights, MI. Dr. Hares's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hares honors. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hares completed residency programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Dr. Hares is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Gary Katz specializes in general surgery and practices in Madison Heights, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Katz's areas of expertise include obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Katz attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,099
Dr. David M Siegel, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 301
Madison Hts, MI
 

Dr. David Siegel's specialty is general surgery. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Siegel attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegel include gynecological problems, obesity, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Siegel is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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.
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