We found 7 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
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Green's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Green is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $10,000 - $11,864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Castaneda studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jay Roberts is a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Roberts's clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and umbilical hernia repair. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Roberts's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (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 specialist in general surgery. Dr. Lorimer studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lorimer average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Lorimer's 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, Cysts, 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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Dallas, TX, and Trophy Club, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferrara include peripheral bypass surgery, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Ferrara is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Ferrara's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,093
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $876
Dr. Jane A Counts, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jane Counts practices psychology and psychotherapy in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Counts's clinical interests include obesity, sleep disorders, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Counts average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Her 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)

900 Jerome Street; Suite 204
Fort Worth, TX
 

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 61
  • Charge (avg.): $10,000 - $12,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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