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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine)
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
(718) 667-8100; (718) 630-8600

Dr. George Ferzli specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ferzli takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Christine Fielding is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal surgery, and metabolism. Patients rated Dr. Fielding highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Her professional affiliations include Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: weight loss, clinical overweight, surgery, minimally invasive surgery, abdomen surgery, gastric ... (Read more)

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
(718) 261-9100; (718) 336-9100

Dr. Bradley Schwack specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and NYU Langone Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Schwack has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwack accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: weight loss, minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, obesity, stomach bypass, gall ... (Read more)

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Dr. Corneliu Theodur (Theodor) Vulpe MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
(718) 667-8100; (718) 630-7000

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Vulpe attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Vulpe has an open panel.

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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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