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We found 6 bariatric surgeons who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Staten Island, NY.

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) in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferzli attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. 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. His practice 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fielding include obesity, gastrointestinal surgery, and metabolism. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fielding completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Fielding is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schwack graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vulpe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates. Dr. Bedrosian takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bedrosian studied medicine at 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 foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. After completing medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Nemr takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.