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We found 18 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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Scarborough attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Scarborough speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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. 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 in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Snyder accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Juliet Georgia Holder Haynes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Emergency Medicine
2101 Crawford Street; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holder-Haynes include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. The average patient rating for Dr. Holder-Haynes is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Holder-Haynes attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Holder-Haynes is professionally affiliated with 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. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bajwa studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He has a special interest in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajwa takes. His professional affiliations include 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. Erik Browning Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson takes. Dr. Wilson's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wilson's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Todd Wilson's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Wilson attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson honors.

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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 pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. She is especially interested 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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)

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 is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Mehta's residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Mehta is professionally 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 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. His clinical interests encompass weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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

Dr. Vadim Sherman is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Sherman attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Sherman's clinical interests include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Sherman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherman is an in-network provider for 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 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's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Worley's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Worley is 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 Rising Stars. His 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 general surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Miranda is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miranda is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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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 practices general surgery in Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Reardon's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reardon is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Reardon 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,302
  • Medicare Cost: $1,780
Dr. Suryam Kodali, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1801 North Loop W; Suite 42
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suryam Kodali is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kodali is a graduate of Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. For his residency, Dr. Kodali trained at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Brian Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Mirza accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Mirza studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Nabil Tariq's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Tariq has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include stomach surgery, esophageal surgery, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tariq honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopy, Stomach 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.