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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 655 Euclid Av, San Diego, CA 92114
Clinical Interests: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
3.88 Average rating 3.88 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
Address: 5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology
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Address: 6719 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
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Clinical Interests: loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, laparoscopic surgery
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
3.95 Average rating 3.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 6645 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: minimally invasive spine surgery
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bariatric surgeons who accept Humana (2)?
bariatric surgeons who accept Humana (2)?
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.
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery. Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual. There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
- Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
- Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
- Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.
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