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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Scarborough average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scarborough graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scarborough completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scarborough has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Snyder performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Holder-Haynes's areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital. She attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Holder-Haynes is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Ste 4.164
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Wilson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Bajwa's areas of expertise consist of robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajwa takes.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Mirza is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mirza is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mirza trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4141 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Miranda is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Miranda honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Miranda's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist in Houston, TX. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brandt attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Brandt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta's area of specialization is general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Mehta's medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Walker's area of specialization is general surgery. His clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Walker is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Walker attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Walker is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Sherman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Sherman trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Suite 4.168 Msb
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Dr. Worley is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago's residency program. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Worley takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Piña sees patients in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Piña's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Piña is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon's medical specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Reardon's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1801 North Loop W; Suite 42
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suryam Kodali's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Kodali is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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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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