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We found 6 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Cigna Silver near Grapevine, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Green's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Irving, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Green at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Green is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria's residency program. Dr. Green is conversant in Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Rivera attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Rivera's practice 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Hodges's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital 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. She accepts 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, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bridget Holden is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and upper endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Holden attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Holden has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1056 Texan Trail; Suite Ll10
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Matin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Matin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Matin has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Matin (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. Patient ratings for Dr. Swanson average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Swanson's professional affiliations include 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.