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We found 19 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Terry Kent Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scarborough is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scarborough has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $13,000
  • Medicare Cost: $875
Dr. Juliet Georgia Holder Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Holder-Haynes has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Holder-Haynes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,746
  • Medicare Cost: $1,226
Dr. Erik Browning 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. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wilson's office for an appointment. 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.

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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 Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Elliot Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Snyder honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Snyder attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. 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, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733
Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bajwa's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has a special interest in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bajwa is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Todd D Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Ste 4.164
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Wilson's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor; Suite 1210
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Dr. Brandt is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brandt's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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)

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

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta's specialty is general surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Mehta's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Surgery, Weight Loss, Acid Reflux, Bariatric Revision ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Anthony Walker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Walker is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Pearland, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Walker completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Walker is an in-network provider 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

Dr. Rafi Sirop Bidros, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafi Bidros practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and minor surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bidros honors. Dr. Bidros attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Cyst Removal, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Microsurgery, Breast Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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)

Dr. Todd Anthony Worley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Suite 4.168 Msb
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Worley is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Worley 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Worley has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Worley's practice is open to 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)

Dr. Fernando Enrique Miranda Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4141 Southwest Freeway; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Miranda is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated Dr. Miranda highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miranda is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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

Dr. Patrick Reardon is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include obesity, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,302
  • Medicare Cost: $1,780
Dr. Brian Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mirza is especially interested in laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Before completing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Dr. Mirza attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mirza is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Suryam Kodali, who practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Matagorda, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He has a special interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kodali is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. Dr. Kodali's training includes residency programs at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He takes 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: , 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.