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

Showing 1-9 of 9
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. John Anthony Primomo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tony Primomo specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Primomo focuses on sclerotherapy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Primomo attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Primomo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy

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

Dr. Garth Davis is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Physicians and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Endocrine Surgery

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

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Bellaire, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is especially interested in weight management. Dr. Bajwa is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bajwa trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

Read more

Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erik Wilson is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Carlos Ferrari is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Ferrari an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ferrari focuses on sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Ferrari's education and training includes medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

Read more

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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Wilson has indicated that his clinical interests include weight management. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Wilson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Brad Snyder specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight management. Dr. Snyder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Amanda Parker's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parker's clinical interests include weight management. 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. Dr. Parker attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

Read more

Clinical interests: Weight Management

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

Dr. Robert Davis is a bariatric surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Davis is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Davis takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.