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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's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Kini's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before performing his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Kini attended Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school. Dr. Kini has received the distinction of Top Doctors Castle Conolly. Dr. Kini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Tamil, and Hindi. He welcomes new patients.

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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 in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Chao speaks Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Chao graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more.

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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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorecki's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Gorecki attended Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow for medical school. Dr. Gorecki (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. He is professionally 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 bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bedrosian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates.

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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 is a medical specialist in surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include diverticular disease, achalasia, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nguyen has received include 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 Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is open to 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Roslin is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). He has an open panel.

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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 is a surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Zhang include colon cancer, hiatal hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Zhang accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zhang's office for an appointment.

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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.