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We found 11 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Southlake, TX.

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Green's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green honors. Dr. Green is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Green's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, bariatric revision surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000 - $11,864
  • Medicare Cost: $1,251 - $1,671
Dr. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Euless, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivera include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Rivera takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Louis Fox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Louis Fox works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Fox takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fox completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. John Michael Marsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. John Marsden practices general surgery. Dr. Marsden's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marsden graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1422 Main Street; Suite 213
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Hodges's clinical interests: inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hodges attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, duodenal switch, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, bariatric revision surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Diagnostic Evaluation, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She practices in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Holden attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Upper Endoscopy, Stomach Problems, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Robert Snow sees patients in Hurst, TX and Trophy Club, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Snow include laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems

Dr. Craig Alphonso Ferrara, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Craig Ferrara is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferrara include peripheral bypass surgery, heart problems, and atherosclerosis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of North Texas Health Science Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Burns, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093
  • Medicare Cost: $876
Dr. Julia Beatrice Cartaya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Julia Cartaya practices pediatric endocrinology in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Southlake, TX. Her areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Cartaya takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Cartaya attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Cartaya has received professional recognition including the following: Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Award in Type 1 Diabetes Endocrine Society and Travel Grant Pediatric Endocrine Society. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin works as a general surgeon in Grapevine, TX, The Colony, TX, and Irving, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Matin has received a 4.5 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. Dr. Matin is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Matin (or staff) speaks Italian and Persian. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
731 E. Southlake Boulevard; Suite #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Philip Swanson is a general surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Swanson trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. These areas are among Dr. Swanson's clinical interests: open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swanson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Swanson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Abdominal Problems, Morbid Obesity, ... (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.