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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's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting 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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Fielding's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fielding attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is professionally 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schwack's areas of expertise include the following: 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. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vulpe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Vulpe is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice 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's specialty is bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests: gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bedrosian graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Bedrosian's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Nemr completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE.

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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.