We found 4 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Fairfax, VA.

Dr. Hazem Ahmed Elariny, PhD, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
301 Maple Avenue West; 330
Vienna, VA
 

Dr. Hazem Elariny practices head and neck surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Vienna, VA and Falls Church, VA. His clinical interests encompass abdominal surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Elariny is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received distinctions including National Honors Society; Dean's List; and Honors Program, University of New Orleans. Dr. Elariny (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Lithuanian, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Mark Brooks, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3023 Hamaker Court; 100
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Kenneth Brooks sees patients in Reston, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Brooks (or staff) speaks Amharic, Hebrew, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Brooks obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks accepts MAMSI, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Amir Houshang Moazzez, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3620 Joseph Siewick Drive; Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Amir Moazzez works as a colon and rectal surgeon. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Moazzez is especially interested in abdominal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moazzez is in-network for MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Sentara Potomac Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Rajev Ishwar Nain, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3650 Joseph Siewick Drive; 204
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Rajev Nain, who practices in Fairfax, VA and Woodbridge, VA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Nain (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Spanish, and Russian. He is especially interested in abdominal surgery. Dr. Nain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Sentara Potomac Hospital. Before completing his residency at Christiana Care Health System, Dr. Nain attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nain takes GEHA, Blue Shield, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive 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.
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