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We found 6 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Aetna Bronze HMO near Voorhees, NJ.

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

Dr. David Tichansky specializes in surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Tichansky completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tichansky is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tichansky include: 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 specialist in surgery. He works in Camden, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. His clinical interests encompass sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Patel takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Temple University Hospital. 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 is a surgery specialist. Dr. Schuricht attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schuricht accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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. Michael Robert Kammerer, MD
Specializes in Surgery
443 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 100
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kammerer specializes in surgery. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kammerer completed a residency program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kammerer include obesity, adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), and laparoscopic gastrectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Kammerer is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Tumor, Appendicitis, Gallstones, Adrenal Disorders, Esophagectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brendan O'Connell practices surgery. He has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-y gastric bypass, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. O'Connell's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. O'Connell takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Joy Collins' specialty is pediatric surgery. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Collins completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Short Bowel Syndrome, Trauma

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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.