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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's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and 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 an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He 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. John Anthony Primomo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Primomo is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Primomo is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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

Dr. Garth Davis' specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Davis focuses on abdominal surgery. Dr. Davis accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Davis graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Davis 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. He practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. These areas are among Dr. Wilson's clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Bajwa's areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Bajwa attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, ... (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 physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wilson obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as 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, 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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Patients rated Dr. Parker highly, giving her an average of 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, 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Ferrari an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. 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 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.