We found 6 bariatric surgeons who accept Private Healthcare Systems 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 surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli is rated highly by his patients. He accepts 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Fielding's clinical interests: obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for her residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fielding honors.

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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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in bariatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. 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 honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vulpe is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Vulpe has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemr graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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.
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