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We found 4 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
(703) 796-0370

Dr. Karim Trad is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Trad has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. He takes Most Insurance Plans and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Trad speaks French. He is affiliated with GW Medical Faculty Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: surgery, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), hiatal hernia, endoscopy, lap nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Osvaldo Cespedes Anez MD, FACS
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
462 Herndon Parkway; Suite 101
Herndon, VA
(703) 956-6743; (703) 956-9743

Dr. Osvaldo Anez is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Anez is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Anez attended National University of La Plata for medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Bariatric Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Matthew Alexander Fitzer MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1850a Town Center Parkway; 301
Reston, VA
(703) 709-9701; (703) 709-9771

Dr. Matthew Fitzer's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fitzer include minimally invasive procedures and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Fitzer takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at Memorial University Medical Center. Dr. Fitzer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dr. Fitzer's primary interest is obesity surgery. He is fellowship-trained in minimally-invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Mark Brooks MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1830 Town Center Drive; Suite 405
Reston, VA
(703) 641-9161; (703) 481-9191

Dr. Kenneth Brooks is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Reston, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Brooks has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Brooks (or staff) speaks 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: Bariatric Surgery, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Cardiac, Sleep Disorder


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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.