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We found 4 bariatric surgeons who accept HealthSmart POS near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Antonio Altamirano Castaneda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. Dr. Castaneda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Castaneda graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Mohs Surgery, Excision, Thoracotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1420 Eighth Avenue; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Irving, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Green at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Green is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria's residency program. Dr. Green is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Augustus Eugene Lyons, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Augustus Lyons specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Lyons is professionally affiliated with Arlington Surgical Association, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lyons trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lyons is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jay Wayne Roberts, DO
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Other
2501 Parkview Drive; Suite 560
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jay Roberts specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.