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We found 7 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Grapevine, TX.

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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. 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, 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. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1056 Texan Trail; Suite 530
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera sees patients in Euless, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Rivera is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Rivera attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1422 Main Street; Suite 213
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hodges include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Hodges's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Hodges is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Diagnostic Evaluation, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holden include sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Holden average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Upper Endoscopy, Stomach Problems, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Beatrice Cartaya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Julia Cartaya's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Cartaya's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and type 2 diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cartaya takes. Before performing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Cartaya attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cartaya has received include Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award in Type 1 Diabetes Endocrine Society and Travel Grant Pediatric Endocrine Society. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1056 Texan Trail; Suite Ll10
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin works as a general surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matin include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Matin (or staff) is conversant in Italian and Persian. Dr. Matin's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Philip Swanson practices general surgery in Southlake, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swanson's areas of expertise include the following: open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Swanson attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Swanson is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.

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

All Interests: Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Abdominal Problems, Morbid Obesity, ... (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.