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We found 8 bariatric surgeons near Edina, MN.

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Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
913 E 26th Street; Suite 401
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Minneapolis, MN, Maple Grove, MN, and Se Minneapolis, MN. In addition to English, Dr. Ikramuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Ikramuddin is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. Dr. Ikramuddin studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor".

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Neck Pain, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Salim A Kathawalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Bariatric Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6490 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Salim Kathawalla's areas of specialization are adult critical care, bariatric surgery, and sleep medicine. Dr. Kathawalla (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung problems. Dr. Kathawalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, and St. Francis Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kathawalla takes. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brachytherapy, Stent Placement, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems

Dr. Thomas Audley Jones, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Jones' areas of specialization are bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Jones is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at Hennepin County Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook. Dr. Jones's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenalectomy, Morbid ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Luhman Benn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6405 France Avenue S; Suite W440
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Paul Benn's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Edina, MN. Dr. Benn has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Benn completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He has received distinctions including Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor - 2012; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Benn speaks French. Dr. Benn is affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

Dr. Luis Enrique Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6405 France Avenue S; Suite W440
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Luis Laguna is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Edina, MN. Dr. Laguna has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Laguna's professional affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Dr. Bradley Robert Pierce, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6405 France Avenue S; Suite W440
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Bradley Pierce sees patients in Edina, MN. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), breast cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Dr. Pierce graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency. He accepts Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pierce include: "Best Doctors" Minnesota Monthly Magazine; Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor - 2014; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Hernia, Breast Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
2810 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jon Krook is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Krook takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Krook attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2810 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Howard Lederer sees patients in Minneapolis, MN. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Lederer attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lederer is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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What is Bariatric 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.