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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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferzli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ferzli 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fielding's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastrointestinal surgery, and metabolism. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fielding is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwack average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient ratings for Dr. Vulpe average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vulpe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Vulpe is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rabih Nemr is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Nemr attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Nemr is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone 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.