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 in Milwaukee, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kindel include obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. She is 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's medical specialty is undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Burhop studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Burhop's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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. Dr. Wu has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: polyps, breast cancer surgery, and colectomy (colon resection). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, and Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group - Primary & Specialty Care. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Colectomy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic ... (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 medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engstrand include polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus. Dr. Engstrand's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rana Higgins practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Milwaukee, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higgins include obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Higgins is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Milwaukee, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldblatt include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic splenectomy, and achalasia. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Incisionless Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (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 sees patients in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chiang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiang takes. Dr. Chiang attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jon Gould is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gould include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Nyack Hospital. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Gould's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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