We found 16 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Houston, TX.

Showing 1-16 of 16
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Terry K Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough is a physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Scarborough is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scarborough include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scarborough accepts. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juliet Georgia Holder Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Holder-Haynes attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Holder-Haynes is rated highly by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $6,746
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,226
Dr. Erik B Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Wilson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch, laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad E Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4234
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include weight management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Snyder takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,733
Dr. Brian Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Mirza's clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mirza has an open panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd D Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Wilson is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. His areas of expertise include weight management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Wilson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, bariatric revision surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandt takes. Dr. Brandt attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Brandt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Piña's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piña is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheilendra S Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He is especially interested in weight management. Dr. Mehta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

Read more

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman's area of specialization is general surgery. He attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. Dr. Sherman's clinical interests include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sherman has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sherman is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Wayne Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephens honors. Dr. Stephens attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Stephens trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Endoscopy, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd A Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley's specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Dr. Worley is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Worley honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Worley attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Worley has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Mathew Morris, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lee Morris' medical specialty is general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Morris an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Morris attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Reardon studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Reardon an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Suryam Kodali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1801 North Loop W; Suite 42
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suryam Kodali is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He trained at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. Dr. Kodali's areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Nabil Tariq, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nabil Tariq practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated Dr. Tariq highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tariq honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Tariq is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Stomach Surgery, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.