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Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koji Park's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Park has received include Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Excellent Teaching Resident/Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery; and Chief Resident of the Year Award St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Christine Julie Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
101 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Christine Fielding is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Fielding's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fielding attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paul Albert Thodiyil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Paul Thodiyil practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Thodiyil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His areas of expertise include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Thodiyil attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. His distinctions include: Most Outstanding Resident of the Year New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn; NY 2007 Innovator Award Cleveland Clinic Innovations; and Outstanding Service Award Department of Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Thodiyil has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Rectal Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schwack's areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. Dr. Goyal is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goyal include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Goyal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina S Kurian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
161 Madison Avenue; Suite 9se
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marina Kurian is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. Patients rated Dr. Kurian highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Kurian graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stomach Problems, Hernia

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5 Chatham Square; New York Methodist Hosp Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Chao average 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Dr. Chao accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. Before completing her residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Chao attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chao speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory F Dakin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
525 East 68th Street Starr Buliding; 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Dakin is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Dakin average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dakin accepts. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Dakin has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dakin is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Manish Sharad Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
550 First Avenue; Nbv 15 South 7
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Parikh is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In Dr. Parikh's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh accepts. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Saunders sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Saunders's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and minimally invasive surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alfons Pomp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
525 East 68th Street Starr; Building 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alfons Pomp works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), computer assisted surgery (CAS), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Patient reviews placed Dr. Pomp at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pomp include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Pomp (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Surgery, Incisional Hernia, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Nyu Weight Management Program, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Fielding a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Gastroparesis, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Corneliu Theodur Vulpe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vulpe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Vulpe is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Armando E Castro, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Armando Castro is a bariatric surgery specialist. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Castro is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. Dr. Glasnapp is especially interested in obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glasnapp accepts. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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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.