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

Dr. Terry Scarborough's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scarborough is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Scarborough has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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)

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 in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Wilson's practice is open to 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)

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 accepts 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. Dr. Snyder 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,733
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. Patients gave Dr. Holder-Haynes an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and nissen fundoplication. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital. 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 studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Holder-Haynes trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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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
Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajwa is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.

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

Dr. Brian Mirza is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, and sleep apnea. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza takes. Dr. Mirza attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Fernando Miranda, who practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. 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 studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She takes 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.

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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 is a general surgeon in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Mehta obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Walker include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Walker accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among Dr. Piña's clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piña accepts. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Piña's practice is open to 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. Vadim Sherman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; 16th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vadim Sherman specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Sherman's areas of expertise include ulcers, esophageal surgery, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sherman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and minor surgery. Dr. Worley is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Worley has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Patrick Ray Reardon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reardon's area of specialization is general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Reardon is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Reardon is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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)

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

Dr. Suryam Kodali works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. After completing medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Kodali has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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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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