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

Dr. Terry Scarborough's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. After attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave Dr. Scarborough a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scarborough is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (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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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch, 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. 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,733
Dr. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Yu has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He 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. Dr. Yu is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Surgical ... (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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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. 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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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery

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

Dr. Mary Brandt is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brandt include minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. Before performing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Mehta attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Mehta accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Walker works as a general surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walker include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Walker is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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 practices general surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Aramburo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

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

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

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Sherman an average rating of 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Sherman attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sherman's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Todd Worley's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Worley's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Worley honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Worley has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5420 Dashwood Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ponce De Leon include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ponce De Leon's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Wood practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wood at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wood welcomes new patients.

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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)

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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.
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