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We found 5 providers matching weight loss surgery and who accept Medicare near Reston, VA.

Dr. Karim Sami Trad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1800 Town Center Drive; Suite 218
Reston, VA

Dr. Karim Trad is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Trad's areas of expertise consist of gallbladder problems, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Trad completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. Dr. Trad has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Osvaldo Cespedes Anez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
462 Herndon Parkway; Suite 101
Herndon, VA

Dr. Osvaldo Anez works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Herndon, VA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Anez is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Anez's education and training includes medical school at National University of La Plata and residency at Washington Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Alexander Fitzer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1850a Town Center Parkway; 301
Reston, VA

Dr. Matthew Fitzer's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Reston, VA. Dr. Fitzer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive procedures and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Fitzer has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Mark Brooks, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1830 Town Center Drive; Suite 405
Reston, VA

Dr. Kenneth Brooks is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Reston, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem. Dr. Brooks studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brooks trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Brooks has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Brooks (or staff) is conversant in Amharic, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Brooks's professional affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

Dr. Nicholas Steven Tapazoglou, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
301 Maple Avenue West; Suite 330
Vienna, VA

Dr. Nicholas Tapazoglou's area of specialization is general surgery. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Tapazoglou is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Tapazoglou attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Doctors Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tapazoglou's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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