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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Davis include abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Brad Snyder, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Snyder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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. John Anthony Primomo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Primomo is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in sclerotherapy. Dr. Primomo accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Primomo is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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

Dr. Todd Wilson's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Ferrari specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ferrari's areas of clinical interest consist of sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Ferrari attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ferrari 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. 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 and practices in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bajwa include robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Bajwa takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending 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. Dr. Bajwa 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. Amanda Parker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6700 West Loop S; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Parker specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Parker is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Davis has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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