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We found 7 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near New York, NY.

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Dr. Subhash Ullal Kini, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Subhash Kini is a specialist in bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Kini's training includes a residency program at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, anti-reflux surgery, and achalasia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinction: Top Doctors Castle Conolly. Dr. Kini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kini's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Small Bowel Resection, Weight Loss Surgery, Colorectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Dr. Chao's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Piotr Jerzy Gorecki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
506 6th Street; Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Piotr Gorecki is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include achalasia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorecki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. He attended Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gorecki (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Gorecki is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates. Dr. Bedrosian is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bedrosian graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For Dr. Bedrosian's professional training, Dr. Bedrosian completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Bypass Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Ulcers, Hernia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,080
  • Medicare Cost: $192
Dr. Scott Quy Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
591 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Scott Nguyen works as a surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diverticular disease, achalasia, and sleeve gastrectomy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: UCLA Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society; UCLA Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry Highest Honors; and 3rd Place SAGES Best Fellow Oral Presentation. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mitchell Steven Roslin, MD
Specializes in Surgery
110 E 59th Street; Suite 8a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Roslin is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Roslin is affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roslin accepts. Dr. Roslin is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $11,166
  • Medicare Cost: $1,291
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Dr. Linda Ping Zhang, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Suite A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Linda Zhang practices surgery in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: colon cancer, hiatal hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Zhang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Zhang is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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All Interests: Appendicitis, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Hernia, Colon Cancer, Weight Loss ... (Read more)

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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.