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We found 21 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Bellaire, TX.

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Dr. Terry Kent Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scarborough is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scarborough has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $13,000
  • Medicare Cost: $875
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. Dr. Snyder honors 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733
Dr. Garth P Davis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
929 Gessner; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Garth Davis is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Davis has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Yu has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Gastric ... (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. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bajwa's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has a special interest in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bajwa is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

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

Dr. Erik Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wilson's office for an appointment. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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 surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Parker is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Dr. Brandt is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brandt's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheilendra Suresh Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta's specialty is general surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Mehta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Bariatric Revision ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Anthony Walker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6700 West Loop S.; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Peter Walker is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Pearland, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Walker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Walker is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo's area of specialization is general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Aramburo attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Aramburo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Aramburo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5420 Dashwood Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Ponce De Leon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Ponce De Leon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ponce De Leon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1601
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Wood average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wood's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Anthony Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Worley is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Worley has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Worley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2435
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include obesity, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,302
  • Medicare Cost: $1,780

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What is Weight Loss 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.