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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, who practices in Saint Louis Park, MN and Shakopee, MN, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, bariatric surgery, and sleep medicine. His clinical interests encompass lung problems. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, Dr. Kathawalla performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Kathawalla (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, and St. Francis Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kathawalla's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Minneapolis, MN, Maple Grove, MN, and Se Minneapolis, MN. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Ikramuddin is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Ikramuddin attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor". Dr. Ikramuddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Jones is a bariatric surgeon and cancer surgeon in Saint Louis Park, MN. Dr. Jones's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Hennepin County Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook. He is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests encompass breast cancer. Dr. Benn takes Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor - 2012; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Benn is professionally 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Edina, MN. Dr. Laguna has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Laguna studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Pierce has indicated that his clinical interests include sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), breast cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Pierce has received distinctions including "Best Doctors" Minnesota Monthly Magazine; Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor - 2014; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Hernia, Breast Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery

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. He works in Minneapolis, MN. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Krook studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Krook is professionally affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).

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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.
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