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

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

Dr. Tammy Kindel is a Milwaukee, WI physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kindel's clinical interests: obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Kindel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (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 areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Burhop attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Burhop include breast surgery, breast issues, and vascular surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burhop honors. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jon Gould is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gould include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gould is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gould attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Gould trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and Nyack Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Gastroparesis, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Upper ... (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, who practices in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Engstrand is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Engstrand honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Polyps, Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (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 general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Chiang attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chiang has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among Dr. Wu's clinical interests: breast surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Wu is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Polyps, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon ... (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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldblatt include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, achalasia, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Goldblatt studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Goldblatt completed a residency program 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)

Dr. Rana Marie 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. She works in Milwaukee, WI. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Higgins graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Higgins speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal ... (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.