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We found 8 bariatric surgeons near Edina, MN.

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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's medical specialty is adult critical care, bariatric surgery, and sleep medicine. His areas of expertise include lung problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, and St. Francis Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kathawalla honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kathawalla completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Kathawalla (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ikramuddin's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Ikramuddin's distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor". Dr. Ikramuddin (or staff) speaks 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 specializes in bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jones takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Jones has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook. He 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Edina, MN. In addition to English, Dr. Benn speaks French. He is especially interested in breast cancer. He is affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Benn has received distinctions including Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor - 2012; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Laguna is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Laguna is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), breast cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Pierce's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. 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 general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and trauma surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Krook obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lederer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is 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.