We found 7 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 specialties are adult critical care, bariatric surgery, and sleep medicine. Dr. Kathawalla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. His clinical interests include lung problems. Dr. Kathawalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, and St. Francis Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. Dr. Kathawalla trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, First Health, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kathawalla include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Paul Benn is an Edina, MN physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Benn attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor - 2012; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Benn is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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

Dr. Thomas Jones is a Saint Louis Park, MN physician who specializes in bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Luis Enrique Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6405 France Avenue S; Suite W440
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Luis Laguna is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Laguna speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. After completing medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Laguna's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Minneapolis, MN, Maple Grove, MN, and Se Minneapolis, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Ikramuddin include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Dr. Ikramuddin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ikramuddin has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ikramuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Bradley Pierce's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), breast cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Pierce attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He 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's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. He practices in Minneapolis, MN. He accepts 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 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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