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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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kindel include obesity, biliary colic, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Kindel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI, Waukesha, WI, and Berlin, WI. Dr. Burhop attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, upper endoscopy, and vascular surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, and ThedaCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burhop's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Gould is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Gould's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. 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. David J Engstrand, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17000 W North Avenue; Suite 107w
Brookfield, WI
 

Dr. David Engstrand works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Dr. Engstrand's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include polyps, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast cancer surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Engstrand is professionally affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Higgins speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include obesity, achalasia, and incisional hernia. She is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Higgins obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Gastrointestinal ... (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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Chiang attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, hernia surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Chiang has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Chiang is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis. He is open to new patients.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldblatt include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, achalasia, and hernia. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is 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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Brookfield, WI and Waukesha, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include polyps, breast cancer surgery, and soft tissue tumor. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wu honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic 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)

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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.