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We found 8 bariatric surgeons who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Bellaire, TX.

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

Dr. Brad Snyder's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Snyder takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. John Primomo's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Primomo is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for 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 the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Primomo has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bajwa's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Garth Davis is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Dr. Wilson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Wilson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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 in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Robotic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amanda Parker works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. She is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Parker is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Parker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Parker has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She 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.

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Clinical interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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 and practices in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Ferrari is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferrari takes. He attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Ferrari is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

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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.