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We found 3 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept EmblemHealth near Tarrytown, NY.

Dr. Miguel Ruben Ruben Silva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
155 White Plains Road; Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY

Dr. Miguel Silva works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yiddish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), breast cancer, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Silva honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received distinctions including Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2015-2016. Dr. Silva is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Ashutosh Kaul, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
19 Bradhurst Avenue; Suite 1700
Hawthorne, NY

Dr. Ashutosh Kaul works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and intensivist. Dr. Kaul (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests encompass weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group, Westchester Medical Center, and Greenwich Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at LLRM Medical College, Meerut and performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kaul's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,288
  • Medicare Cost: $816
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Dr. Jeffrey Leonard Zitsman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
155 White Plains Road; Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Zitsman accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. He has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zitsman's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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What is Weight Loss 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.