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We found 8 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. David Cole Dyslin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Dyslin practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Mansfield, TX, and Arlington, TX. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Resources, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Dyslin attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dyslin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Antonio Castaneda's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Castaneda graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Castaneda's practice is open to new patients.

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

All 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Green performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. The average patient rating for Dr. Green is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000 - $11,864
  • Medicare Cost: $1,251 - $1,671
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. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lorimer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lorimer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lorimer 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. He 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX, Trophy Club, TX, and Dallas, TX. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ferrara completed his residency training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral bypass surgery, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093
  • Medicare Cost: $876
Dr. Mohamad D Saad, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Urgent Care
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohamad Saad's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and urgent care. His clinical interests include inguinal hernia, thyroid cancer, and umbilical hernia. Dr. Saad is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saad trained at Garden City Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saad is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane A Counts, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jane Counts specializes in psychology and psychotherapy and practices in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among Dr. Counts's clinical interests: obesity, sleep disorders, and depression. Her professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Counts honors.

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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.