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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Scarborough highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scarborough attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Surgical ... (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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Snyder's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and 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 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, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733
Dr. Erik Browning Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. These areas are among Dr. Wilson's clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Juliet Holder-Haynes practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Holder-Haynes's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital. 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 has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Todd Wilson is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wilson obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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

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. Dr. Bajwa's areas of clinical interest 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 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 Temple University, Dr. Bajwa attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Fernando Miranda sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Miranda trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

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

Dr. Mary Brandt's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brandt include minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brandt is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt 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. Peter Anthony Walker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Walker sees patients in Pearland, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Walker has a special interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walker accepts. He is affiliated with 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. Sheilendra Suresh Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Mehta accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Staten Island University 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)

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

Dr. Vadim Sherman works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sherman studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman 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: 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Worley's clinical interests include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He 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. 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Patrick Reardon's medical specialty is general surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Reardon's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reardon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He 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)

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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kodali accepts. Dr. Kodali attended Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then went on to complete his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He is 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's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Mirza is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Dr. Mirza attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirza is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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)

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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.