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

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

Dr. Nicholas Tapazoglou is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Tapazoglou focuses on weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, MedStar Health, and Doctors Community Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tapazoglou is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery)

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

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

Dr. Matthew Fitzer, who practices in Reston, VA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Fitzer attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at Memorial University Medical Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Fitzer focuses on minimally invasive procedures and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Fitzer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and French. Dr. Fitzer is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Reston Hospital Center.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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

Dr. Osvaldo Anez's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Reston Hospital Center. Dr. Anez graduated from National University of La Plata and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Anez is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia

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's areas of specialization are head and neck surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Vienna, VA and Falls Church, VA. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Elariny attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His areas of clinical interest consist of abdominal surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include National Honors Society; Dean's List; and Honors Program, University of New Orleans. Dr. Elariny (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Lithuanian, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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
1830 Town Ctr Drive; Suite 405
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Kenneth Brooks specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Reston, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Lansdowne, VA. Dr. Brooks (or staff) speaks Amharic, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brooks at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MAMSI, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Heart Problems, 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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