We found 4 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Aetna Bronze HMO near Voorhees, NJ.

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Dr. David Samuel Tichansky, MD
Specializes in Surgery
443 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 100
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Tichansky is a medical specialist in surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tichansky include obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tichansky graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Tichansky has received the following distinctions: Aoa and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Rohit Amratlal Patel, MD
Specializes in Surgery
6017 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Rohit Patel is a surgeon in Camden, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Patel takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. He attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Schuricht's clinical interests include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuricht honors. Dr. Schuricht has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brendan Garrett OConnell, MD
Specializes in Surgery
6017 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Brendan O'Connell works as a surgeon. Dr. O'Connell attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Connell include sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. O'Connell is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass

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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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