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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Detroit, MI. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, obesity, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Webber attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Webber has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colitis, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mubashir Sabir practices general surgery in Novi, MI, Southfield, MI, and Madison Heights, MI. Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sabir include obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sabir is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Sabir completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Auburn Hills, MI and Madison Heights, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hares include obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hares at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hares obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Pontiac General Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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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 is a general surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Katz's clinical interests: obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegel include gynecological problems, obesity, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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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