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We found 4 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Bronx, NY, Tarrytown, NY, and Eastchester, NY. Dr. Silva (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silva include sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), breast cancer, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, ColumbiaDoctors, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silva has received the following distinctions: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. Dr. Silva's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Lumpectomy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Arpan Goel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
155 White Plains Road; Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY
 

Dr. Arpan Goel specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, hernia surgery, and abdominal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Goel attended Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Attending Teaching Award, Harlem Hospital; Outstanding Resident Teacher, Montefiore Medical Center.; and Outstanding Resident Teacher, Montefiore Medical Cneter. Dr. Goel (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Goel welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

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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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended LLRM Medical College, Meerut for medical school and subsequently trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx for residency. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kaul is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Kaul's hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, Westchester Medical Center, and Greenwich Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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 specializes in pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Zitsman's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Zitsman has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html and One of America's Top Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zitsman welcomes 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.