We found 8 bariatric surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Brookfield, WI.

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Dr. Tammy Lyn Kindel, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tammy Kindel works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Her clinical interests include obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Kindel attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Burhop, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. James Burhop is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include breast surgery, upper endoscopy, and vascular surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burhop accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Burhop attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Engstrand, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. David Engstrand's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. On average, patients gave Dr. Engstrand a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engstrand's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manfred C Chiang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Manfred Chiang is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He works in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Chiang performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiang accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bobby Wu, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Bobby Wu's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Wu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include polyps, breast cancer surgery, and colectomy (colon resection). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wu accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Wu welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Colectomy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan C Gould, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Neurosurgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Jon Gould specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and neurosurgery. Dr. Gould attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. His clinical interests include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gould honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and Nyack Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Gastroparesis, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rana M Higgins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Rana Higgins is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. Dr. Higgins accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Isaac Goldblatt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue; Department of Surgery
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Matthew Goldblatt's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, achalasia, and hernia. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Goldblatt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldblatt graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Incisionless Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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What is Bariatric 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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