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 general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to 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 specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Fielding has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Schwack attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing Dr. Bedrosian's residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Bedrosian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe sees patients in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Vulpe graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Nemr is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate 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.
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