We found 6 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Green is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000 - $11,864
  • Medicare Cost: $1,251 - $1,671
Dr. Antonio Altamirano Castaneda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Castaneda is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas David Lorimer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
800 5th Avenue, The Ben Hogan Center; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Lorimer is a physician who specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lorimer is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Lorimer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. Dr. Lorimer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Cancer, Moles, Thyroid Surgery, Cyst, Parathyroid Surgery, Weight Loss ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Alphonso Ferrara, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2501 Parkview Drive; Suite 560
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Craig Ferrara's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Fort Worth, TX, Dallas, TX, and Trophy Club, TX. Before performing his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Ferrara attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferrara include peripheral bypass surgery, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Burns, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093
  • Medicare Cost: $876
Dr. Jane A Counts, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jane Counts' areas of specialization are psychology and psychotherapy. Dr. Counts's clinical interests include obesity, sleep disorders, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Counts is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Counts's professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Grief, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Attention ... (Read more)

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900 Jerome Street; Suite 204
Fort Worth, TX
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000 - $12,000
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $230

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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.