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's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Kini (or staff) speaks Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kini include diverticular disease, anti-reflux surgery, and achalasia. Dr. Kini attended Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school and subsequently trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kini is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Top Doctors Castle Conolly. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Dr. Chao is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chao completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. She is conversant in Chinese.

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

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

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian works as a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Bedrosian's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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

Dr. Piotr Gorecki's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gorecki's areas of expertise include achalasia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Gorecki honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. He obtained his medical school training at Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gorecki (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian.

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

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Dr. Scott Quy Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
591 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Scott Nguyen specializes in surgery and practices in New York, NY, Jackson Heights, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, achalasia, and sleeve gastrectomy. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include UCLA Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society; 3rd Place SAGES Best Fellow Oral Presentation; and Young Investigators Award World Congress Endoscopic Surgery. He is accepting new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Roslin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Roslin is professionally affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). His practice is open to 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. These areas are among Dr. Zhang's clinical interests: colon cancer, hiatal hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.