We found 9 bariatric surgeons who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr. Garth P Davis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Garth Davis, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Davis's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Davis has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Nutrition Issues, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Endocrine Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Browning Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Wilson's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Anthony Primomo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Primomo, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Primomo include sclerotherapy. Dr. Primomo honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Primomo trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Brad Elliot Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Snyder attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric ... (Read more)

Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajwa is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Abel Ferrari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
915 Gessner; Suite 375
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Ferrari is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ferrari is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Dr. Ferrari accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd D Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Todd Wilson is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amanda Parker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Parker is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Bellaire, TX and Houston, TX. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Parker attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Parker is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Robert Carl Davis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929-b Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Davis works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Davis is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery

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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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