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

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

Dr. Sina Matin is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: artefill, minimally invasive surgery, and gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Matin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Matin's practice is open to new patients. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Matin 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, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

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

Dr. Michael Green specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Green's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks 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, 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. 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. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in bariatric revision surgery. Dr. Rivera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. 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. Dr. Rivera's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bariatric revision surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

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

Dr. Philip Swanson is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swanson takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Swanson's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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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, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bridget Holden sees patients in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Holden is especially interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. She 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 attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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)

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

Dr. Charlotte Hodges practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Hodges is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Hodges is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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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)

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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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