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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, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Tammy Kindel's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Milwaukee, WI. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kindel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Kindel's clinical interests include obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Kindel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal ... (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 general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, upper endoscopy (EGD), and vascular surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burhop is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Upper Endoscopy, 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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and neurosurgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Gould average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Gould accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Gould 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 is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He works in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Engstrand include polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. Dr. Engstrand obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Manfred C Chiang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. Manfred Chiang works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chiang include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Chiang's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Chiang is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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 hernia. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldblatt accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Goldblatt attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. 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. 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 physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, breast cancer surgery, and soft tissue tumor. Dr. Wu takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Wu trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wu's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higgins include obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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.