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. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1056 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: artefill, gastric bypass surgery, and panniculectomy (removal of excess skin). Dr. Matin is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Southlake. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matin welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Matin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; Golden Scalpel award for best teaching resident University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston; and Resident of the Year by the Student Surgical Society University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. Dr. Matin (or staff) is conversant in Italian and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Radiesse, ArteFill, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1056 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Rivera is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Southlake. He 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rivera at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Philip Swanson's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Southlake, TX and Grapevine, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Swanson include open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. Dr. Swanson's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Southlake, and Medical City Las Colinas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Swanson is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Charlotte Hodges is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Areas of expertise 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 Dallas. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hodges attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hodges accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mustafa Hussamuddin Alibhai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1056 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Mustafa Alibhai works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Alibhai include anti-reflux surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Alibhai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Southlake, and Medical City Las Colinas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bridget Holden specializes in bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Holden include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Holden is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holden accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Holden performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Stomach Problems, Duodenal Switch, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Eduardo Castro Arreola, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Castro-Arreola's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Colleyville, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castro-Arreola is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for residency. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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  • Charge (avg.): $13,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102 - $1,696

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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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