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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). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Webber include esophageal cancer, obesity, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Dr. Webber is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Dr. Webber is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Mustafa Abdul-Karim Hares, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mustafa Hares' medical specialty is general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hares a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Hares obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Doctors' Hospital of Michigan, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. He 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. Mubashir A Sabir, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mubashir Sabir is a general surgery specialist. In Dr. Sabir's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Dr. Sabir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Sabir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. Gary Katz is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Katz's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital's residency program. Dr. Katz is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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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 specializes in general surgery. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, obesity, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Siegel studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with 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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