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We found 6 bariatric surgeons near Staten Island, NY.

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Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ferzli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferzli takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Christine Julie Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Christine Fielding's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. Dr. Fielding is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Schwack attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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

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Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian specializes in bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bedrosian accepts. 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian's hospital/clinic 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)

Dr. Corneliu Theodur Vulpe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Vulpe is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Dr. Rabih Antoine Nemr, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
430 Dongan Hills Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Rabih Nemr practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemr is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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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.